An MV-22B Osprey flies over Kin Blue Training Area, Okinawa, Nov. 5, 2019. LEO AMARO/U.S. MARINE CORPS
An MV-22B Osprey flies over Kin Blue Training Area, Okinawa, Nov. 5, 2019. LEO AMARO/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Okinawa prosecutors dismiss charge against Marine pilot at fault for 2016 Osprey crash

by Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi
Stripes OkinawaStars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Prosecutors on Okinawa declined this week to charge a Marine helicopter pilot found to be at fault for an MV-22 Osprey crash off Okinawa in 2016.

The Naha District Public Prosecutors Office dismissed the case against the unnamed pilot Wednesday, a spokesman from the Nakagusuku Coast Guard Office told Stars and Stripes Thursday, without providing further details.

Some government officials in Japan customarily speak on condition of anonymity.

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