• Kyodo, Staff Report

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The U.S. military informed Okinawa Prefecture on Wednesday that it will resume training flights using HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters Friday after one of the choppers crashed at Camp Hansen on Okinawa Island on Aug. 5, claiming the life of a crewman.

The news immediately sparked criticism in Okinawa as the prefectural assembly had unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. military to suspend flights by other helicopters of the same type until the cause of the crash is determined.

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