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“Class A” accident involving patrol plane occurred at Kadena AB

  • December 22, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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All dailies reported yesterday evening or this morning on the disclosure by the Naval Safety Center that a Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol and reconnaissance airplane sustained damage to its fuselage and nose gear after colliding with a piece of traction equipment at Kadena AB on December 18. The center categorized the incident as a “Class A” accident. There were no reports of injuries. Tokyo Shimbun stressed that this was the latest in a succession of serious accidents involving USFJ aircraft in the past several months. 

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