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U.S. notifies Japan of plan to resume aerial refueling training involving Ospreys

NHK reported this morning that the U.S. has notified the GOJ of its plan to resume early next month the aerial refueling training involving Ospreys that has been suspended since the accident off Nago on Dec. 13. The U.S. military has already restarted Osprey operations other than aerial refueling by explaining that the accident occurred not because of a problem with the aircraft itself but because of the damage sustained by its propeller during aerial refueling training. The U.S. military told the GOJ when it informed Japan of the resumption of Osprey flights on Dec. 19 that it would temporarily suspend all of its aerial refueling training in Japan and resume it after conducting pilot training and confirming training procedures.

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