Japan expects U.S. to ground CH-53E choppers indefinitely following crash-landing
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
TOKYO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday that he expects the U.S. military to ground all flights of its CH-53E transport helicopters in Okinawa for an indefinite period of time following the crash-landing of one of the choppers on Wednesday.
Onodera reiterated the fact that in a meeting a day earlier with Maj. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, deputy commander of U.S. Forces Japan, he was assured the flights of the transport helicopters would be suspended.
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