04 Aug '12, 6pm

U.S. Grounds Ospreys in Japan After Protests

WASHINGTON — The United States on Aug. 3 said it would delay flights of its Osprey aircraft in Japan until it wins the confidence of its close ally in the wake of protests by residents concerned over crashes. Hoping to keep a new rift with Japan from intensifying, the U.S. military tried to win over Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto by flying him on one of the hybrid aircraft when he visited the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta vouched for the Osprey MV-22 and said he had flown in the aircraft repeatedly. But he said the United States would keep the aircraft grounded in Japan until completing a report on recent accidents. “As close allies, we will always respect — always respect — the concerns and the circumstances on both sides and work together to develop practical solutions,” Panetta told a news conference with Morimoto. “In recognition of the remaining con...

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