US military aircraft with six aboard crashes off Japan island

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
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Defense and Security, Aircraft
Japan Coast Guard

A US military aircraft with six people on board has crashed off Yakushima Island in south-western Japan.

Japan's Coast Guard said one person had been found dead near the crash site.

Japan's NHK broadcaster said the CV-22 Osprey hybrid plane had been trying to land at Yakushima Airport with one engine on fire. There is no US comment.

Ospreys - which can function as a helicopter and a turboprop aircraft - have been involved in a string of fatal crashes over the years.

The aircraft that went down on Wednesday...

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