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Japan suspends its own Osprey flights after U.S. aircraft crash

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI and TARA COPP

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Seems this type of Aircraft has gotten itself rather a bad reputation. Are there others ?

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Osprey are designed to be fast invasion craft. Defensive Japan doesn't need them.

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send defective overpriced and dangerous products back and ask get money back,badly needed for low income earners help.

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AgeOfAsparagasToday  12:42 pm JST

Osprey are designed to be fast invasion craft. Defensive Japan doesn't need them.

Wrong. Osprey are transport craft. Japan needs them because they have many remote islands to defend.

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Why Japan bought that plane? To make partner nation happy? In fact Japan the only nation beside producer country that really buy that plane.

https://news.usni.org/2020/07/14/japan-self-defense-force-accepts-delivery-of-first-v-22-osprey

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You don't say? Caveat emptor. Don't forget to raise taxes next year Kish to buy some more military bling.

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Osprey provide a unique capability, but it does seem they have a poor safety record. They can travel much faster and farther than helicopters, be launched from short fields and land in small areas. They are ideal for marine deployments.

Osprey carry up to 32 people, so when they have a crash, which tends to happen during transition or landing operations, more people are harmed. This increases the perceived failure rates. As with all aircraft, every accident will be carefully reviewed and fixes or processes will be modified to address deficiencies.

the Marine Corps’ MV-22 Osprey has a lower mishap rate per 100,000 flight hours than the Harrier, Super Hornet, F-35B, or CH-53E Super Stallion.

In the 33 years since the Osprey started flying, 51 service members have died in crashes. In the first 33 years the H-60 Black Hawk flew, more than 180 American service members and civilians died ...

Are Black Hawks considered unsafe even with 3x the deaths of the Osprey program?

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Get rid of that flying crap...

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Seems like a very wise thing to do.

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For the time being? とりあえず?

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toraToday  05:02 pm JST

For the time being? とりあえず?

No. More like 一時的.

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Temporarily?? If they are faulty/have issues, then should be taken out of service immediately. What is this "temporarily" stuff?

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Wise move. Now how about a refund?

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Japan's Ospreys seem no problem, can fly soon. That US Osprey was an engine failure. Eyewitnesses say one of engines was burning and blew up. Air SDF does good maintenance of them.

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Every type aircraft has incidents. But certain J-media like to hype incidents involving US military aircraft. That's propaganda.

Yes, different aircraft types have different types and rates of incidents, but the Osprey is within the expected range.

I worked in the aircraft industry for nearly 20 years and can attest that the safety standards are vastly improved over the last few decades.

Enough with the fear-mongering nonsense.

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Japan is a vassal state, she has to pay for the fees of foreign occupying forces and the si called Defense Equipments" to protect the interests of that hosting country. A very heavy burden for the Japanese people, thanks to the ruling party, they are puppets!

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Last year, Air Force Special Operations Command ordered a temporary stand-down of its Osprey fleet following back-to-back safety incidents where the Osprey clutch slipped, causing an uneven distribution of power to its rotors.

The Marine Corps and Navy have reported similar clutch slips, and each service has worked to address the issue in their aircraft, however clutch failure was also cited in a 2022 fatal U.S. Marine Corps Osprey crash that killed five.

According to the investigation of that crash, “dual hard clutch engagement” led to engine failure.

Separately, a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey with 23 Marines aboard crashed on a northern Australian island in August, killing three Marines and critically injuring at least five others who were taking part in a multinational training exercise.

Okay so anyone want to still insist how safe these are LOL The Air Force itself ordered a temporary stand down.

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Yesterday, Japan's defense minister remarked "不時着水(crash landing onto the water)" despite clearly crash.

Today, after US used the word "crashed", Japan's defense minister corrected from "crash landing" to "墜落(crashed)".

Present Japan's LDP government cannot even use own word, it is like puppet regime.

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Japan's Osprey fleet is well maintained and very safe. No issues - they'll be back in the air helping defend Japan very shortly.

The US Osprey tragically going down seems like a maintenance issue, not the aircraft.

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The Osprey could be extremely useful during national disasters. Once they've got the Osprey perfected, it could prove to be invaluable, especially in certain situations.

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