19:42 GMT +322 October 2019
Listen Live
    US soldiers stand in the shade of the wing of a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, a US multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft, displayed at the Dubai Airshow on November 8, 2015

    US Resumes Osprey Aircraft Flights From Okinawa Base in January

    Get short URL

    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.

    Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!


    Pentagon Awards Rolls Royce $400Mln to Maintain V-22 Osprey Engines
    Resumption of US MV-22 Osprey Flights in Okinawa Sparks Local Officials' Protest
    Boeing Wins $410Mln to Repair Embattled Osprey Aircraft
    flight, MV-22 Osprey, Okinawa, Japan, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik