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U.S. Osprey Aircraft Drops Water Bottle in Okinawa

Written by on November 24, 2021


Naha, Okinawa Pref., Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)–A metallic water bottle fell from a U.S. Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft flying over a residential area in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, southernmost Japan, on Tuesday, according to prefectural government and other sources.

No injury has been confirmed from the incident. The MV-22 Osprey belongs to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma base in Ginowan.

The incident occurred between 6:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. GMT) and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a report made on Wednesday by the Japanese Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau to the Okinawa prefectural government, based on information from the U.S. side.

A damaged stainless steel bottle some 25 centimeters long and some 13 centimeters wide has been found near a private house in the residential area, according to local police.

The area is located on the northern side of the Ginowan city government building and under an extended line from a runway of the Futenma air station.

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