While investigators have satisfied the U.S. Marine Corps brass that an April 11 fatal MV-22B Osprey crash was not due to mechanical or material failures and that there were no issues with the safety of the aircraft itself, the service still needs to show Japanese leaders the tiltrotor fleet is safe to operate there. The Marines have deployed about a dozen Ospreys to Japan but have yet to use them for normal operations because of concerns among the country’s leaders about the safety of ...
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