Japan plans to suspend its own Osprey flights after a fatal US Air Force crash of the aircraft

 

November 29, 2023



TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to suspend its own Osprey flights after a U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed into waters off the southern coast during a training mission, officials said Thursday. Tokyo has also asked the U.S. military to stop all Ospreys operating in Japan except for those searching for victims of crash.

A senior Defense Ministry official, Taro Yamato, told a parliamentary hearing that Japan plans to suspend flights of Ospreys for the time being, but there were few other immediate details.

A U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission Wednesd...



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