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Thursday, November 30, 2023

A US military aircraft with six people on board has crashed off Yakushima Island in south-western Japan. Japan's NHK broadcaster said the CV-22 Osprey hybrid plane had been trying to land at Yakushima Airport with one engine on fire. There is no US comment.

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Among the reasons I'm glad I'm not in Southern California any more is no more V-22 Ospreys flying overhead.

This project really feels like a kid thought it up. Specifically a kid who watched a lot of Transformers.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-11-29 05:19 PM | Reply

Japan has asked the US to stop flying Ospreys in their area.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-11-30 01:29 PM | Reply

These things seem to fall out of the sky pretty regularly full of our most elite soldiers. Maybe one of our Army brats can explain their virtue over something like a blackhawk. I don't anything about aircraft but I do know Bell Helicopter epitomizes the revolving door between the Pentagon and the C-suit of military hardware manufactures. The CEO seems like a real dope, she bought Howe and Howe after watching an episode of Jay Leno's Garage.

#3 | Posted by BluSky at 2023-11-30 03:31 PM | Reply

If it's Boeing, i'm not going.

#4 | Posted by JOE at 2023-11-30 04:15 PM | Reply

During a USO tour through Asia and the South Pacific our escort said we could opt out of flying in a Chinook for that morning's gig 30 miles offshore in the South Pacific because of a storm. We took a vote and opted out. We were told Chinook went down but the crew survived. A couple days later we gave the small LORAN station their show.

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-11-30 09:55 PM | Reply

Speaking of that neck of the woods, I wonder what happened to VERN. With the horrible calculator ...

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-11-30 09:57 PM | Reply

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