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MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

August 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The MV-22 Ospreys, vertical takeoff-capable transport helicopters stationed at MCAS Futenma, has experienced a total of 10 accidents and emergency landings since being deployed in 2012.

This was reported by officials from the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly’s U.S. military base special committee (MBSC) on August 10.

This includes two crashes, one which occurred in December of 2016 in Abu in Nago City, and another which occurred August 5 off the...

 

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people’s objections

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people's objections

August 10 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Air Force began to conduct a night time parachute drop training within the sea of the Tsukenjima Training Area, Uruma City, at around 8 p.m. on August 9.

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and Uruma City Office urged the U.S. military to cancel the...

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

August 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the morning of August 7, Governor Takeshi Onaga was approached by a group of reporters on his way to work. He answered their inquiries concerning the MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station that...

Henoko base protestors observe minute of silence for US Marines killed in Osprey crash

Henoko base protestors observe minute of silence for US Marines killed in Osprey crash

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

In the morning on August 10, about 120 people protesting the construction of a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago City, conducted a sit-in at Camp Schwab’s gate.

The participants offered a minute of...

National Taiwan University announces intention to return 63 Ryukyuan remains excavated from Nakajin

National Taiwan University announces intention to return 63 Ryukyuan remains excavated from Nakajin

August 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Takahiro Miyagi

National Taiwan University announced August 4 that they would continue holding the remains of 63 Ryukyu people at their medical school’s physical anthropology laboratory, and indicated its intention to return the remains to Okinawa.

This...

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the number counted weekly at 23 medical institutions in Okinawa, the number of heat stroke patients from July 16 to 22 (the 8th week of summer) was 119, and in the weekly summary, it was the highest in the past ten years.

The number from July...

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

July 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Representatives from the Shirohara district in Ginoza village visited the Okinawa Defense Bureau to request immediate suspension of hang-training and removal of the landing areas for helicopters, also known as Falcon, around the community.

The district chief,...

Futenma-based MV-22 Osprey crashes off the coast of Australia seven months after an accident in Okinawa, people concerned and angered

Futenma-based MV-22 Osprey crashes off the coast of Australia seven months after an accident in Okinawa, people concerned and angered

August 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

An MV-22 Osprey belonging to U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma crashed off the coast of Australia on August 5. Only seven months have passed since the Futenma-based MV-22 crashed on the coast of Abu, Nago City, last December.

Concerns and angers have since...

New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

July 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

Fifty-seven-year-old businessman William Hagerty will be taking the post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan under the Trump administration.

On July 28 Hagerty spoke in regards the standoff between the...

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

August 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa – Okinawa City Mayor Sachio Kuwae visited the U.S. Air Force’s 18th Mission Support...

Residential complaints ignored, Ospreys continue to take off and land in the middle of the night

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Between 10:10 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. on August 3, Ospreys conducted takeoff and landing practice on the Falcon, the helicopter takeoff and landing strip in U.S. military Camp Hansen near a residential area in Shirohara Ward, Ginoza Village.

Takeoff and landing...