Air Force CV-22 Ospreys assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group fly over Tokyo, April 5, 2018.  JOSEPH PICK/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO
Air Force CV-22 Ospreys assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group fly over Tokyo, April 5, 2018. JOSEPH PICK/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Tokyo residents complain of lights and vibrations from Yokota-based Ospreys

by Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — People living near the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo have complained about vibrations and lights when Air Force CV-22 Ospreys fly overhead, according to local press.

Residents as far as 6 miles from Yokota in the cities of Hachioji and Akiruno have felt vibrations when the tiltrotor aircraft fly nearby, the Tokyo Shimbun reported Monday. Others have observed lights shining down from the Ospreys, which arrived at Yokota last fall.

House walls, doors and windows shake when the aircraft are overhead, residents told the newspaper.

“You can hear low and heavy noise at night … then windows tremble. I’m afraid that they might crash” and “You feel tremble from below and I feel sick,” said a resident who was not identified in the report.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.566843

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