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    US Resumes Osprey Aircraft Flights From Okinawa Base in January

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    The command of the US forces in Japan resumed the training flights of the Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft from US air base Futenma in Okinawa, local media reported Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Kyodo news agency, the aerial refueling drills, suspended after the December 13 crash-landing of a Futenma-based Osprey aircraft off the Okinawa coast, resumed, despite protests of the local residents.

    Many of Okinawa residents are worried about the use of the tilt-rotor aircraft by the US military. Since 2007, the Osprey has had four crashes and a number of accidents.

    Heavy US military presence in Okinawa has been sparking outbursts of anger among local residents due to associated crime, pollution and aircraft crashes.

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