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US Osprey Military Aircraft Crashes off Japan’s Coast: 8 Onboard

A US military Osprey aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan near Yakushima Island, with eight people on board. The coastguard responded to an emergency call from a fishing boat in the area. The specific details of the crash and the base to which the Osprey belonged were not immediately available. The Osprey has a history of fatal crashes, and this incident adds to its troubled track record. The tiltrotor aircraft combines helicopter and turboprop characteristics and has been deployed in various military operations, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Kuwait.

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