Japan resumes talks with local government on V-22 deployment

Japan resumes talks with local government on V-22 deployment 13 Aug, 18, Source: HeliHub.com

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera met with Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi to discuss the planned deployment of V-22 aircraft. The deployment had been put on hold after a GSDF AH-64D attack helicopter crashed into a house in Saga Prefecture in February. The pilot and co-pilot were killed in the crash, while a girl was injured fleeing the house. The Defence Ministry plans to deploy 17 V-22s at the Saga Airport to help protect the outlying islands, reports The Mainichi. The government has said that they will inspect the ministry’s explanation.

 

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