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US helicopters CH-53 stopped flying to Okinawa to determine the causes of the accident

The command of the US Marine Corps in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa has banned the flights of heavy helicopters CH-53 before finding out the causes of the accident with one of these machines last week, reports TASS message from Kyodo agency.

It is reported that "a complete cessation of flights before finding out the causes of the accident was previously demanded by the Minister of Defense of Japan, Itsunori Onodera."

This concession from the United States is unlikely to suit the prefectural legislature. On Monday, it unanimously demanded “to stop using not only the CH-53, but also their bases — six helicopter landing sites in various parts of Okinawa,” the agency notes.

The corresponding statement was sent to the Japanese government and a number of US departments.

The statement states that the helipads used to conduct intensive military exercises "endanger the safety of the civilian population." In this regard, the local legislature demanded a "complete cessation of flights of American aircraft, helicopters and convertiplanes over residential areas."

The agency recalls that the CH-53 helicopter got into an emergency on October 11 in the north of Okinawa just 300 meters from residential buildings. The car made an emergency landing after a fire in the engine that occurred during a training flight. The helicopter made a hard landing, after which it almost completely burned out. The crew members were not injured.
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  1. St Petrov
    St Petrov 17 October 2017 13: 54
    buy our mi-8 and 26 and there will be happiness. they’ll buy everything that they’ll buy, and then they’ll find out the reasons. your product guano what is there to find out

    Yes, this pepelats no doubt can not look. immediately some thoughts about the absurdity of what he saw
    1. Komsomol
      Komsomol 17 October 2017 13: 58
      Normal cars ... Everything will break someday ... wink
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 17 October 2017 14: 00
        here is a beautiful pepelats

        and this mmm

        1. dzvero
          dzvero 17 October 2017 15: 23
          Both fly and both may fall.
          True, I do not know that the Mi-8/17 spontaneously lost its tail like the CH-53.
    2. stolz
      stolz 17 October 2017 22: 19
      That's right, but the nefig to the States shout to the DPRK and offend Comrade. Kim Jong-un
  2. Jedi
    Jedi 17 October 2017 13: 58
    U.S. Marine Corps Command in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan Bans CH-53 Heavy Helicopter Flights

    Allegedly, they met the wishes of the civilian population, although the United States has long considered Okinawa its Crown Land. And you suffer further, the descendants of the samurai! am
  3. Alex777
    Alex777 17 October 2017 13: 59
    $ 100 down the drain. Comrades are moving at a good pace and in the right direction. bully
  4. Egorovich
    Egorovich 17 October 2017 15: 20
    "American CH-53 helicopters stopped flying in Okinawa" until the next crash.
  5. Sextant
    Sextant 17 October 2017 15: 53
    Back in 1992, Admiral Panteleev was invited to the Eight as a “guest” to the BOD, they did not dare to sit on the deck, on which our people sat down like home in any weather.