U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command Confirms Crash

As this publication reported earlier today, a U.S. Osprey crashed around 0130 EST near Yakushima Island, Japan. The United States Government has now confirmed the incident. The confirmation reads below:

”A United States Air Force CV-22B Osprey from Yokota Air Base, Japan, assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Wing, was involved in an aircraft mishap while performing a routine training mission off the shore of Yakushima Island, Japan with eight Airmen on board.

The crew’s conditions are unknown at this time.

Emergency personnel are on scene conducting search and rescue operations. The cause of the mishap is currently unknown.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.”

The 353rd Special Operations Wing has three squadrons, however only the 21st Special Operations Squadron flies the CV-22 from Yakota Air Base.

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Ethan Alun
Ethan Alun
A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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