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Report: Japan Suspends Osprey Flight Following Crash

By S.L. Fuller | December 15, 2016
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VMM-265 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps

The Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor has been grounded in Japan following a Dec. 13 crash involving the U.S. Marine Corps aircraft off the coast of Okinawa during a refueling exercise, according to Reuters. There were no fatalities, but the flight suspension reportedly came from the Japanese government.

It is the first such accident involving the aircraft in the nation. Reports say the incident is currently under investigation. No cause has been concluded, but news outlets attribute the crash to a possible broken fuel component.

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