NAHA (Kyodo) -- A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft was undamaged and no crew members were injured after an emergency landing Saturday at Amami airport in southwestern Japan, a Japanese government source said.
The U.S. military explained it was a preventive landing to avoid an accident, the source said. The tilt-rotor transport aircraft landed at the airport on Amami Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, shortly before 9 p.m.
According to the Defense Ministry's Okinawa Defense Bureau, the aircraft belongs to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture, which hosts the bulk of U.S. military facilities in Japan, and was conducting routine training.
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