US Military to Resume Helicopter Flights in Okinawa

Posted August 14, 2013 at 7:17am

Xinhua reports that “The U.S. military said Wednesday that it will resume training flights by HH-60 rescue choppers deployed in Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa after one of the helicopters crashed down in the prefecture on Aug. 5, according to local media.”

“The U.S. force said they did not find any abnormalities on the HH-60s during a 96-hour checkup, reported Japan’s Kyodo News, adding they have not yet determined the cause of the crash, which left one crew member dead.”

“The Okinawa prefectural assembly had adopted a resolution that urges the U.S. military to suspend missions by the HH-60s until the cause of the accident is determined.”