Nov 24, 2015

Pilot error blamed for fatal Osprey crash in Hawaii

The U.S. Marine Corps said pilot error was the main cause of the fatal crash of an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii last May. “The investigation found the main contributing factors to this mishap were pilot performance and an improper site survey” of ...

Marines lay fatal Oahu Osprey crash mainly to pilot error

Nov 24, 2015

Marines lay fatal Oahu Osprey crash mainly to pilot error

The U.S. Marine Corps said Monday that pilot error was the main cause of the fatal crash of an MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii in May. “The investigation found the main contributing factors to this mishap were pilot performance and an improper site survey” ...

Thousands surround Diet to protest Futenma base relocation plan

May 25, 2015

Thousands surround Diet to protest Futenma base relocation plan

Thousands of demonstrators formed a human chain around the Diet on Sunday to protest the plan for building a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa. The protesters, who organizers said numbered about 15,000, surrounded the building while holding banners ...

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

May 18, 2015

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

The deadly crash of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawaii on Sunday sparked further concern in Okinawa Prefecture over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft, 24 of which have been deployed at a controversial U.S. base in the island prefecture. The ...