CV-22 Osprey set to deploy at Yokota Air Base also being used for night training in Okinawa, has a higher accident rate than the MV-22


March 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo


Tokyo – The U.S. military announced that the CV-22 Osprey scheduled to deploy from Yokota Air Base (Fussa City, Tokyo), will conduct nighttime flight training, air-to-surface firing training, and nighttime landing training in Okinawa.

While it was previously known that the CV-22 would be conducting air-to-surface firing and landing training in Okinawa, this was this first time it was announced that this training would also happen at night.


While the total flight hours for the CV-22 are at 74,000 hours relatively less than the MV-22, the per-100,000 flight hour Class A mishap rate is higher: 4.05% for the CV-22 compared to 3.24% for the MV-22


The Pentagon announced that the deployment of the CV-22 has been delayed to 2020.

The mishap rate for the MV-22 was revised to 3.24% this year, however in the past it was much higher.

The Japanese government indicated that the accident rate for these vehicles experience a downward trend from the moment they are deployed onward.


(English Translation by T&CT and Sam Grieb)


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