Saturday, October 12, 2013
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!