US military chopper makes 2nd emergency landing in Okinawa

9 January, 2018 12:00 AM printer

TOKYO: An American military helicopter made an emergency landing in Okinawa on Monday, just two days after a similar incident on the southern Japanese island, reports AFP.

It was the latest in a series of accidents involving US military equipment that have fuelled local opposition to the basing of American forces on the island.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage after the helicopter landed near a hotel in the village of Yomitan, an Okinawa police spokesman said.

“We do not know about the cause as the incident is still under investigation,” the spokesman told AFP.

The US military could not immediately be reached for comment.

On Saturday, another US military helicopter made an emergency landing on a beach in Okinawa but no one was injured.