YOKOHAMA — Six members of a U.S. Army sky diving team that was practicing at Atsugi Air Base on June 26 landed in various spots in Yamato city after high winds blew them off course, Yamato police said.
A U.S. Navy statement said the sky divers were part of an eight-member team training for the “Wings 97” air show scheduled to take place June 28 and June 29. According to the statement, four of the six members parachuted into open areas off the base, but that another landed by a Buddhist temple, where he was assisted by monks. The last one came down on a residential rooftop and accidentally shattered a window on descent, it said. The sixth was transported to a clinic due to back pains, according to the statement.