Ginowan City Assembly unanimously resolves to protest against continuing troubles and accidents involving U.S.military aircraft

March 27, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the regular meeting held on March 27, the Ginowan City Assembly unanimously passed a resolution and written opinion. They protested against continuing troubles and accidents involving the U.S. military aircraft. An MV-22 Osprey made an emergency landing at Kadena Air Base on March 2. An AH-1W helicopter failed in its landing on the deck of U.S.S. Denver on March 5. The assembly members visited the Okinawa Defense Bureau for protesting on the same day.

In the resolution, the assembly has asked the U.S. military to stop flying MV-22 Osprey aircraft and AH-1W helicopters until they announce the causes of the accidents and how to prevent them. The assembly has also demanded the early closure of Futenma Air Station and the return of the land that it uses.
(English translation by T&CT)

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