Via Alert 5.
A Japanese F-2B twin-seat fighter suffered damaged to its center-line fuel tank and left wing when its landing gear retracted while taxiing to park at Matsushima AFB on Aug. 24. (Link)
Picture above. (Link)
This is the second landing gear-related accident in a year for the ASDF. Earlier this year a F-15 pilot landing at Komatsu forgot to lower his landing gear while landing.
A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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