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Two USAF Ospreys make “emergency landing” on Kagoshima island

  • June 5, 2018
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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All national dailies except Nikkei wrote that two USAF CV-22s made what the dailies described as an “emergency landing” at Amami Airport in Kagoshima Prefecture on Monday afternoon in response to a warning light in the cockpit of one of the planes. The two Ospreys were reportedly heading for MCAS Futenma from Yokota AB along with three other tilt-rotor planes. No injuries, damage, or disruption of airport operations was reported. One of the two Ospreys reportedly took off a few hours later. Pointing out that the municipal leaders in the vicinity of the Yokota base had asked the Defense Ministry to ensure safe operations of the tilt-rotor planes earlier in the day, Asahi quoted Defense Minister Onodera as saying: “I think it was a precautionary landing. We will continue to call on the U.S. military to operate aircraft safely.”    

 

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