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Osprey flights at Yokota AB more than doubled last year

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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Tuesday’s Tokyo Shimbun wrote in a prominent inside-page story that according to data compiled by an anti-base group in Tokyo, the number of landings and takeoffs by USMC Ospreys at Yokota AB amounted to 122 in 2017, more than double the previous year. While attributing the sharp increase to the relocation of training drills from Okinawa to the Japanese mainland, the daily added that Yokota residents are worried about the safety of the MV-22s on account of the perception of frequent accidents involving the tilt-rotor planes that have occurred in Japan and abroad. 

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