US military aircraft crashes off coast of Japan

09:43 PM | 29 Nov, 2023
US military aircraft crashes off coast of Japan
Source: US airforce

At least one of the eight crew members killed in the crash of a US military aircraft on Wednesday while on a training mission off the southern coast of Japan, according to the Japanese coast guard.

The spokesperson for the Japanese coast guard, Kazuo Ogawa, stated that the reason of the disaster and the whereabouts of the other seven passengers were not immediately known.

The military aircraft 'CV-22B Osprey' belongs to the 353rd Special Operations Wing, which was stationed at Yokota Air Base, according to a statement released by U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.

According to the command, the accident happened "while performing a routine training mission off the shore of Yakushima Island."

The Air Force also has several military aircraft 'Ospreys' stationed in Japan, although the majority are flown by the U.S. Marine Corps. Search and rescue efforts are in progress, according to Air Force Special Operations Command. 

According to international media, the crew's status could not be further disclosed until their next of kin are notified.

The Osprey is a hybrid aircraft that can rotate its propellers forward and cruise at a considerably quicker speed than an airplane while in flight. It takes off and lands like a helicopter.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter