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2016 December 21 - 2017 January 3 [US FORCES]

US P-8 patrol aircraft crashes at Kadena base in Okinawa

December 22, 2016
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance airplane stationed at the U.S. Kadena base in Okinawa on December 19 caused a “Class A” accident which is an accident involving more than two million dollars in damage or a death.

Akahata uncovered this from the materials the U.S. Naval Safety Center released on or before December 21.

In Okinawa, it was only recently that a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crashed on an Okinawan beach (Dec.13) following another crash of an AV-8B Harrier jet fighter into the sea off Okinawa in September. “Class A” accidents have been occurring in succession around Okinawa.

Past related articles:
> Amid storm of protests, Ospreys are back in the air [December 20, 2016]
> Okinawans hold urgent rally to protest against US Osprey crash in Okinawa [December 18, 2016]
> Osprey crash in Okinawa classified as highest in US military’s accident severity scale [December 16, 2016]
> US military recovers crashed Osprey ignoring Japan’s request [December 17 & 18, 2016]
> Okinawa Governor makes strong protest over Osprey crash [December 16, 2016]
> Okinawa-elected lawmakers protest against Osprey crash in waters off their prefecture [December 15, 2016]
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