Controversial Ospery Landing Sparks Japanese Protests
The MV-22 Osprey aircraft is set to make an unprecedented landing on a Japanese vesel off the coast of California today. The Osprey’s questionable safety record has sparked protests in Japan, but as they say in the show business…On with the show!
SAN DIEGO – A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft is expected to make an unprecedented landing on a Japanese naval vessel off the California coast.
The tilt-rotor aircraft is scheduled to fly Friday from San Diego to the Japanese ship Hyuga.
The Osprey has sparked protests in Japan over concerns about its safety record. The Japanese government approved the deployment of 12 Ospreys in 2012 to Okinawa after receiving assurances from the Pentagon. Okinawans were concerned about two Osprey crashes last year, in Florida and Morocco.
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