TOKYO — Japanese officers mentioned a boy was injured in Okinawa on Wednesday when a steel window body fell from a U.S. army helicopter, the second such incident previously week on the southern island.
Officers from town of Ginowan mentioned the window fell from a CH-53 transport helicopter and landed on a college playground, leaving a boy with minor arm accidents. About 50 kids have been outdoors the college subsequent to the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on the time.
Final week, part of one other U.S. army helicopter fell on a close-by kindergarten roof, however nobody was injured.
The bottom in a crowded residential space in central Okinawa is a supply of anti-U.S. army sentiment and security considerations. Its deliberate relocation pushed by the Japanese and U.S. governments has been delayed for greater than 20 years as many residents need it solely off of Okinawa.
The newest incidents may additional gasoline opposition to the U.S. army presence on Okinawa, the place about half of 50,000 American troops are stationed and the place native residents have expressed considerations about army crime and security on the island.
A Marine Corps CH-53 made an emergency touchdown on a farm and burned in October. One other helicopter belonging to Futenma crashed into a close-by college in 2004, injuring three U.S. crew members.
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