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U.S. Osprey makes emergency landing at western Japan airport

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Didn’t our tax money buy loads of V-22s with our pension funds? We need to build more airports for when they crash.

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Didnt the Japanese Government commit to buy some of these just recently - lets hope their engineers can fix the problems nobody before theirs start to crash.

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These things happen. I'm glad no one was hurt and people weren't too inconvenienced.

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Didn’t our tax money buy loads of V-22s with our pension funds? We need to build more airports for when they crash.

JSDF operate Osprey safer than US Marines. No need to worry.

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Ganbare Japan! Today  09:08 pm JST

JSDF operate Osprey safer than US Marines. No need to worry.

Then why did the SDF do this? If the SDF were so much better at flying Ospreys, there would be no need.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180924/p2a/00m/0na/010000c

Try to base your comments on facts, not on blind "Japan is the best" ideology.

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Then why did the SDF do this? If the SDF were so much better at flying Ospreys, there would be no need.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180924/p2a/00m/0na/010000c

Try to base your comments on facts, not on blind "Japan is the best" ideology.

This is because local opposition to the Osprey's, things that are extremely loud and annoying to anyone living around an airbase that operates them, forced them to put the order on hold. It has nothing to do with the fact that the SDF take care of their equipment better than the US forces here..

Also, this is completely expected. The Osprey is a failed concept from the beginning. It's actually not even remotely airworthy. Its extremely difficulty to fly properly, and prone to breakage and part failure. Its also no a stable air platform... Even the engineers that built it admit that it probably shouldn't be flying.

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This is because local opposition to the Osprey's, things that are extremely loud and annoying to anyone living around an airbase that operates them

The article that I linked says that local officials expressed concerns about the safety of the SDF's Ospreys.

But that wouldn't be a concern if Ganbare Japan's assertion was true.

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The article that I linked says that local officials expressed concerns about the safety of the SDF's Ospreys.

But that wouldn't be a concern if Ganbare Japan's assertion was true.

As I mentioned its as if the SDF operate the Osprey badly. That isn't what they are worried about. They are worried about the fact that it's an Osprey, regardless of who is flying it. This is completely logical because the V-22 has a ridiculously high accident rate.

Ganbare is asserting that the SDF take better care of their equipment, which is true.

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The US Marines have wanted a large, fast troop carrier with VTOL capability for decades. The V-22 is the best thing they've come up with so far, but it's a fundamentally flawed concept. Anyone who has ever played with a gyroscope knows that pivoting two engines/props turning at high speed is causing very high stresses on all the parts involved. Many billions of dollars thrown away by the US on the development/deployment of an aircraft that doesn't provide much better payoff than the existing large troop helicopters.

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We need to build more airports for when they crash.

Except that it didn't crash. It made an emergency landing and delayed some flights by 20 minutes. Oh my god, the world is coming to an end.

*It will most likely turn out to be nothing but a precaution, just like the last time everyone freaked out about an Osprey making an emergency landing without damaging anything or hurting anyone.

But why let a crisis about the US military go to waste right?

As far as safety is concerned, the problems that have caused the majority of issues in the past have been addressed and fixed. No one can argue that the thing isn't expensive, but it's no more dangerous now than any other military rotary wing aircraft.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a7883/the-ospreys-real-problem-isnt-safety-its-money-8347657/

Unfortunately, accidents do happen, especially when you're flying at the operation tempo of the US military. I've said it before, if you only drive your car on weekends, you won't see much go wrong. You drive the same car every day for hundreds of miles, your car will be in the shop a lot more. It's just how it works.

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It is just the beginning. "Heads up."

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Yes, last time one of these made an emergency landing in Japan, it was because of a warning light in the cockpit. Sounds as if everything worked then as it was designed.

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According to this article, they took off again after safety checks and flew on their way. Some kind of local protest movement is forming, it says.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190403-00000003-ytv-l28

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