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U.S. military planes stationed in Japan “airdrop” fuel tanks near residential areas to protest by local residents_International_News_Sing Tao Global Network

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(Original title: U.S. military planes stationed in Japan “airdrop” fuel tanks near residential areas and local residents strongly protested)

Sing Tao World Wide Web News:China News Service, Beijing, December 2nd from Tokyo: According to a report from Kyodo News on the 1st, the governor of the prefecture told the U.S. military on the 1st that the US military’s Misawa base fighter jets “airdropped” two fuel tanks to Aomori Prefecture, Japan. They strongly protested and asked the government to respond.

According to the US military, on November 30, local time, an F-16 US fighter plane encountered an accident while in flight. After dropping two fuel tanks in the air, it made an emergency landing at Aomori Airport.

The US military called the location where the fuel tanks were discarded as a “non-residential area”, but according to Japanese media reports, one of the fuel tanks was found near the national highway. The box is only about 20 meters.

The governor of Aomori Prefecture, Shingo Mimura, told the media on the 1st that he deeply regrets the occurrence of this incident, which may lead to a serious accident, and will strongly protest the US military and the Ministry of Defense of Japan.

This behavior of the US military also caused anger and panic among the local people. The Mainichi Shimbun reported on the 1st that Yukari Shima Moto, a resident living nearby, said that she heard a loud noise at home at the time of the incident, and the smell of fuel was permeated outside the house, saying that “a little mistake will destroy the house. , It is unforgivable”.

Japanese media reported that this is not the first time that US military planes in Japan have thrown objects from the air. According to the statistics of the local media “Dongao Daily”, the fighter planes at the Misawa base of the US military stationed in Japan have abandoned fuel tanks and simulated bombs in the air 11 times since 2006, causing a lot of local losses.

Japan’s Mutsu-Newspaper published a commentary on the 2nd, saying that whenever a similar situation occurs, the local government will protest, but it is difficult to conceal the disappointment due to the occurrence of “another” similar incident. The absence of casualties in this incident can almost be called a “miracle.” (over)

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