MV-22 Osprey crushed in Nago, Okinawa.

In the night of 13th December. 
MV-22 Osprey of USMC crushed in a quiet & small village of Abu.
Abu is a part of Nago-city but Abu locate on the east coast of Nago.
Abu is close to Henoko where usually the tourist or even Okinawa people don't stop at this village. It's a kind of mysterious place. There is a tiny island call "All-jima" where no people but goats. This "All-jima" is sacred site for local people.

Anyway, 5 passengers of Osprey were rescued & two of them were injured is the information from USMC.

Osprey is an air craft which is the most being scared one by Okinawa people.
Because of it's high percentage of accident that is why Osprey has an another name as"Widow Maker".

Osprey crushed on the reef where is about a half mile from the village.

From the beginning, the deployment of MV-22 Osprey was denied by people of Okinawa and local leaders of all Okinawa also requested to not deploy the Osprey.

In this situation, the accident was happened.

On next day of the accident Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson visited the prefectural authorities & he met with vice-governor of Okinawa.
Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson said to the vice governor that 
" the pilot should be praised, he avoided housing area"
"we should be appreciated of no victims from the accident"

These words by Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson caught fire on people of Okinawa.

Okinawa government & media expressed that "These words came from colonialism mind."


Takae's helipads are almost completed & Camp Schwab's barracks are started to build.

Okinawa, still unstable situation...

at Abu beach, USMC troops are holding the broken Osprey
Where the Osprey was crushed
Yellow tape shows the temporary fence.
Civilians are not allowed to get close.
USMC troops surround the broken Osprey.
Japanese Authorities are not allowed to investigate the accident.
Taking back all pieces of evidence.
a Piece of Osprey.
Japanese police work for USMC... 
Near the Abu village where USMC troops made temporary camping site.
I wonder how does the Japanese law allowed for USMC taking a land suddenly...

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