US military aircraft crashed off ocean in Japan

US military aircraft crashed off ocean in Japan
# 29 November 2023 10:51 (UTC +04:00)

A US military Osprey aircraft crashed into the ocean near Japan's Yakushima island on Wednesday with eight people on board, Japan's coast guard said, APA reports citing Japanese broadcaster MBC.

A spokesperson for the coast guard said it had no further details of the incident including the safety of those onboard.

The crash happened at around 2:47 p.m. local time, with local residents reporting the aircraft had fire blowing from its left engine as it fell into the sea.

A spokesperson for US forces in Japan did not immediately have a comment.

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