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US military aircraft with eight people on board crashes off Japan

Osprey aircraft crash off Yakushima Island in southwestern Japan reported at around 0545GMT

11:54 - 29/11/2023 Çarşamba
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A US military aircraft carrying eight people crashed off Japan on Wednesday.

The Japanese Coast Guard said the Osprey aircraft crashed off the coast of Yakushima Island in southwestern Japan, Tokyo-based Kyodo News reported.

​​​​​​​The coast guard said it was informed about the crash at around 2:45 p.m. (0545GMT).

Media reports said likely remains of the aircraft were found near the crash site, but there is no word yet on possible survivors.

This is a developing story.

#Japan
#japan coast guard
#Military aircraft
#Osprey aircraft
#US
#Yakushima Island
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