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Japan suspends Osprey flights after fatal U.S. Air Force crash

Tokyo has also asked the U.S. military to stop all Ospreys operating in Japan except for those searching for victims of crash.
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Japanese coast guard members pick up a floating object as they conduct search and rescue operation in the waters off Yakushima Island, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Thursday, Nov. 30. Japan plans to suspend its own Osprey flights after a U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed into waters off the southern coast during a training mission, officials said Thursday.
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Japanese coast guard helicopter and patrol vessel conduct search and rescue operation in the waters where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft crashed into off the coast of Yakushima Island, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Thursday, Nov. 30.
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A Japanese coast guard escort ship, bottom, conducts search and rescue operation in the waters where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft crashed into off the coast of Yakushima Island, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Thursday, Nov. 30.
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A Japanese coast guard marine sweeper conducts search and rescue operation in the waters where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft crashed into off the coast of Yakushima Island, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Thursday, Nov. 30.
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A Japan coast guard vessel and a helicopter conduct search and rescue operation around the site where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft was believed to crash in the sea off Yakushima Island, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, Nov. 29.
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A Japan coast guard vessel conducts search and rescue operation around the site where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft was believed to crash in the sea off Yakushima Island, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, Nov. 29.
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In this photo provided by Japan Coast Guard, debris believed to be from a U.S. military Osprey aircraft is seen off the coast of Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan Wednesday, Nov. 29.
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Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to media at his office in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 29, after a U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission off the country's southern coast.
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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno speaks at a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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