MV-22 Osprey belonging to Futenma base makes emergency landing at Amami Airport without advance notification.

MV-22 Osprey belonging to Futenma base makes emergency landing at Amami Airport without advance notification.

An MV-22 Osprey aircraft landing at the Futenma Air Station on the afternoon of June 7, Ginowan City.


June 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey made an emergency landing at Amami Airport, Kagoshima, at about 8:52 p.m. on June 10.

According to the local fire station, there were no reports of fire and injuries and no fire trucks or ambulances sent.

This Osprey aircraft, belonging to the U.S. Futenma Air Station, let off a warning light, possibly indicating abnormality, when it flew off the coast of the Amami Islands, according to the Okinawa Defense Bureau.

The Amami Airport Management Office did not receive prior notification regarding the Osprey’s landing.
There was no damage to the aircraft. The U.S. military explained it was a “preventive landing” to avoid an accident.

The Osprey’s landing had no effect on the airport’s routine operations, which end at 7:30 p.m. According to the Kagoshima prefectural civil engineering port airport section, one of MV-22 Osprey aircraft based on the Futenma Air Station crashed in Nago last December, and another made an emergency landing at the Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield on June 6.

(English translation by T&CT)

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