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Piece of wreckage believed to be from missing GSDF plane found in Japan

2017-05-16 11:28:00 (Beijing Time)         Xinhua

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A piece of wreckage believed to be from the fuselage of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) plane that went missing a day earlier was found, local media said Tuesday.

Local police said the piece of wreckage found at 10:14 a.m. local time in a mountainous area near Hokuto City, could indicate the crash site.

The police, firefighters and Self-Defense Force (SDF) personnel have begun intensively searching the vicinity where the plane is believed to have crashed.

SDF helicopters have also located what is believed to be part of the missing plane on the east side of Hakamagoshi mountain in Hokuto City.