Ospreys chalk up third emergency landing since December

Jun 11, 2017

Ospreys chalk up third emergency landing since December

A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey was undamaged and no crew members were injured after the tilt-rotor aircraft made an emergency landing Saturday at Amami airport in Kagoshima Prefecture, a Japanese government source said. The U.S. military explained it was a preventive landing to avoid an ...

U.S. Marine pilot in F/A-18 crash off Kochi confirmed dead

Dec 9, 2016

U.S. Marine pilot in F/A-18 crash off Kochi confirmed dead

A U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot whose F/A-18 crashed into the Pacific Ocean has been confirmed dead, a U.S. official said Thursday. The F/A-18 crashed into the sea south of Koichi Prefecture late Wednesday afternoon when it was flying with another aircraft within air space ...

Mar 7, 2016

Government tells Onaga to 'correct' Henoko landfill decision

The government on Monday ordered Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga to "correct" his cancellation of approval for landfill work at the replacement site for the Futenma military base. The action, taken by land minister Keiichi Ishii under the local autonomy law, is in line with Friday's ...