Japan Coast Guard may have hard time probing Marines Osprey mishap

Dec 16, 2016

Japan Coast Guard may have hard time probing Marines Osprey mishap

The Japan Coast Guard is expected to face difficulties investigating Tuesday’s crash of an MV-22 Osprey of the U.S. Marine Corps, due to the bilateral status of forces agreement, which limits Japan’s criminal jurisdiction in cases involving the U.S. military.The tilt-rotor transport aircraft carrying ...

Senior U.S. official praises Osprey pilot's decision to ditch

/ Dec 15, 2016

Senior U.S. official praises Osprey pilot's decision to ditch

A senior U.S. government official said the pilot of the MV-22 Osprey that crashed Tuesday deserves credit for ditching the tilt-rotor aircraft off Okinawa to avoid hitting the city of Nago.Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, acknowledged Wednesday ...

Osprey crash-landing angers Okinawans, sparks nationwide debate

Dec 14, 2016

Osprey crash-landing angers Okinawans, sparks nationwide debate

A wave of shock, anger and anxiety spread in Japan after a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crash-landed Tuesday night off the coast of Okinawa Prefecture, in the first major accident in the country involving the tilt-rotor aircraft.The accident has reinforced a view held ...

Dec 10, 2016

U.S. to continue Osprey supply drills in Okinawa despite danger protests

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to continue supply transportation drills involving Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft around Camp Hansen in the village of Ginoza, Okinawa Prefecture, despite protests from local communities.“It is necessary to continue conducting this type of training to maintain proficiency,” the Marine Corps ...