US Military’s CV-22 Osprey Crashes In Japan, Kills At Least 1 Crewmember
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Another US military aircraft carrying 8 people onboard crashed into the sea off Yakushima Island, Japan, last Wednesday, killing at least one crew member.
Military officials have confirmed that the incident occurred during a routine training mission 650 miles southwest of Tokyo. It happened just before 3 PM, with several witnesses noting that the Osprey’s left engine appeared to be on fire as it approached the airport for an emergency landing.
The wreckage from the V-22 Osprey and one person was later found by the Japanese Coast Guard 2 miles from the shore. However, the 7 remaining crewmen are yet to be found.
The precise details about the incident have still not been released, but these kinds of crashes aren’t that surprising for the tilt-rotor aircraft.
Just months ago, an American Osprey also crashed off the coast of Australia during a routine military exercise. The crash, which happened in August of this year, killed three US Marines.