Marine Corps apologizes after plane part fell on Japan’s 2nd school in one week, injuring student
A student was injured this time.
?? – For the second time in less than a week, a part of a US military aircraft has fallen on a school in Okinawa, Japan.
About 50 students were on the ground when the plane’s window fell, city education officials told NHK News, a Japanese public broadcaster. A boy suffered minor injuries after being struck by gravel that was lifted when the window hit the ground, the Associated Press reported.
Police said the helicopter window is about 35 inches wide, 33 inches long and weighs about 17 pounds, NHK News reported.
The window would have landed about 10 meters from where the students were playing.
“We take this report very seriously and are investigating the cause of this incident in close coordination with local authorities,” Foote said. âFor safety reasons and to preserve the site for investigation, we ask the community to stay away from the object landing site. This is an unfortunate incident and we apologize for the anxiety this has caused to the community. “
The incident is “inexcusable,” Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference today.