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U.S. military grounds all Osprey aircraft after crash

The United States told Japan on Wednesday it will ground its Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in line with Tokyo’s request that it do so until the cause of a crash-landing of one of the planes in the sea off Okinawa is known, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

The move came in response to the first major accident involving the transport aircraft since the start of its deployment in Japan in 2012.

The U.S. Marines said in a statement all five crewmembers had been airlifted to safety when their aircraft “conducted a landing in shallow water off the Okinawa coastline of Camp Schwab at approximately 10:00 p.m.,” referring to the Marine base in Nago… Read more here.

Source: Japan Today

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