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Crashed F-35A fighter jet located, US general says

Wreckage risked exposing military secrets if retrieved by China or Russia

The F-35 aircraft, developed by American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, is designed to be undetectable by radar and destroy missiles.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- A U.S. Air Force commander told reporters here Monday that the F-35A stealth fighter that crashed off the coast of Japan had been located, and that recovery efforts were underway. 

"The aircraft's been located. ... It's now in the recovery aspect," said Charles Brown, four-star general and commander of the Pacific Air Forces, in a briefing for reporters in New York.

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