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Defense Ministry claims U.S. military aircraft mishaps increased in 2017

  • January 23, 2018
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Asahi wrote that Defense Minister Onodera disclosed on Monday the results of an independent study by the Defense Ministry showing that in 2017, there were 25 incidents and problems involving U.S. military helicopters and airplanes, more than twice as many as the 11 cases that occurred in 2016. Onodera reportedly told the press that when he was told by PACOM Commander Admiral Harris earlier this month that the number of U.S. military aircraft accidents has been on the decline, he felt uncertain. Yomiuri and Mainichi ran similar reports.

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