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Fighter Jet Mistakenly Strafes Parking Lot

June 26, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A Japanese fighter jet conducting training on the northern island of Hokkaido mistakenly strafed a parking lot, smashing the rear window of a car and penetrating the roof of a garage.

There were no injuries, police spokesman Akihiro Ishikawa said. But the Defense Ministry apologized and suspended all Air Self-Defense Force training involving shooting.

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