Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ryukyu Shimpo – [Editorial] U.S. and Japan should remove Osprey from Okinawa

With the U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense and Japan’s Ministers for Foreign Affairs and of Defense in attendance, the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee, otherwise known as the “two-plus-two” security meeting, has convened in Tokyo. Japan and the United States agreed to increase the level of MV-22 Osprey training outside Okinawa and Japan.

The transfer of Osprey training outside of Japan does not fundamentally resolve the issues that the Okinawan people face. Removal of all Osprey aircraft from Okinawa is the only solution.

The U.S. military insists that when viewed in terms of the low number of Class A category mishaps the Osprey is the safest aircraft around. However, Class A Mishap accidents involving the Osprey happened in June and August and this aircraft also made an emergency landing in September. In the same month, an Osprey had a problem with its landing gear at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. So surely it is anything but the safest aircraft.

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Comment: They say that any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Put another way, it's Miller time!

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