1 Confirmed Dead in U.S. Osprey Crash off Kagoshima Island (Update 3)

Yomiuri Shimbun file photo
An Osprey lands at U.S. forces’ Yokota Air Base in Tokyo in April 2018.

One crew member was confirmed dead after a U.S. Osprey aircraft crashed off Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday.

The 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Kagoshima City received a report on the crash around 2:45 p.m.

Courtesy of 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
What is believed to be a fragment of the crashed Osprey floats off Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture.

The aircraft was carrying six crew members who belonged to the U.S. military at the time of the accident. One member was discovered at 4:41 p.m. in waters about three kilometers off the island by a civilian vessel. The member was later confirmed dead, according to the coast guard.