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U.S. Marine Corps Osprey Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made an emergency landing at Amami Airport, Japan, on June 10th.

According to the Okinawa defense bureau, the pilots decided to make an emergency landing after a cockpit warning light came on.

The plane, based at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Marine Helicopter Lands in Emergency on Los Angeles River Bed

A Marine Apache helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the east side of Los Angeles River bed in South Gate, California, on May 11.

Two pilots aboard the Camp Pendleton-based aircraft decided to make an emergency landing after they discovered some electrical issues.

The helicopter landed uneventfully and no one was injured.

Helicopter Crashed During Training Exercise in Southern California; 2 Marines Killed

HelicopterA Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at Twentynine Palms Marine base in Southern California on the afternoon of January 24.

The UH-1Y Huey helicopter, carrying 2 Marines, crashed at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center during a training exercise.

Both occupants were killed in the crash. They were later identified as Captain Elizabeth Kealey, 32, of Indiana, Pennsylvania and First Lieutenant Adam Satterfield, 25, of Oldham, Kentucky.

Wing commander Maj. Gen. Michael Rocco said in a statement, “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the two Marines we lost in this tragic accident.”

The cause of crash is not known at the moment.

Illinois Honours the US Marine Died in Nevada Jet Crash

The residents of Hopedale, a Tazewell County town in Illinois, are preparing a farewell for the 32-year-old Marine, who died in Nevada when his training aircraft crashed on March 1 during a training exercise.

2,380 American flags were placed along 12 miles of highway for honouring Captain Reid Nannen, whose funeral is planned on Saturday, March 22 at Eastview Christian Church in Normal.

He left behind a wife and four children.  He was temporarily stationed at the U.S. Navy’s “Top Gun” school in Nevada, while his permanent posting was in Japan with the Marines.

Larry Eckhardt of Little York initiated this effort. The Hopedale residents also wanted to do something special for their native son, therefore, they warmly welcomed him.

Reid’s sister, Bethany Nannen, moved by this wonderful gesture of the townspeople said that her family feels humbled beyond belief.

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