February 24, 2024

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A US military plane crashed in the Sea of ​​Japan

A US military plane crashed in the Sea of ​​Japan
US military plane crashes off Japan coast (AP/FILE)

A US military aircraft Osprey It crashed ashore this Wednesday with eight crew members on board JapanCoast Guard said.

“We received information at 2:47 p.m. (0547 GMT) today that a US military Osprey crashed on Yakushima Island,” a spokesman told the news agency. AFP.

“We were also informed that there were eight crew members on board,” he added. “There is no additional information available at this time.”

Island Yakushima It is located south of the main island of Japan. Kyushu.

The Coast Guard received a distress call Fishing boat A Japanese spokesman said it was traveling near the crash site and had sent planes and patrol boats to search for those on board.

The aircraft was flying with eight crew members. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov)

The remains found in the sea included gray pieces, believed to have come off the plane. United States Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, in the province Yamaguchi.

US and Japanese officials confirmed that the plane that crashed belonged to the airline Yokota Air Base, in western Tokyo, but did not provide further details about the crash.

Accidents happen one after the other Osprey Will crash north of vin Australia In August, three US Marines were killed out of 23 aboard.

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The Boeing MV-22B Osprey crashed on Melville Island, north of Darwin, during a military exercise by local troops.

Airplane Osprey It has a history of suffering fatal accidents over the years.

The Boeing MV-22B Osprey fighter jet crashed during a military exercise by local troops on Melville Island, north of Darwin. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov)

Four US Marines died in Norway last year During your flight V-22B Osprey It crashed during a NATO exercise.

Others Three American soldiers They died in 2017 when an Osprey grazing on the back of a transport vessel crashed while attempting to land in the sea off the north coast of Australia.

And 19 Marines died in 2000 Osprey It crashed during a maneuver in Arizona.

This year the US military temporarily suspended all non-mission pilots, forcing them to complete additional training after a series of safety incidents.

The Osprey They are fast tiltrotor aircraft that combine features of helicopters and turboprop aircraft, according to the US Air Force.

The hybrid device has two rotary motors that allow it to be mounted on the fixed ends of the wings Vertical take-off and landingBut it travels much faster than a regular helicopter.

News in development….