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December 01, 2023

Drowned Poseidon Remains Embarrassing Oceanic Resident

Hawaiian Sensitivity Complicates Recovery Procedures

A P-8 Poseidon's impromptu swim into the ocean outside of Kaneohe Bay remains a political hot potato for Naval personnel, thanks to the state's strident environmentalism. The Poseidon remains in its resting place in Kanehoe, a highly sensitive ecosystem with a number of old-growth coral reefs and breeding grounds for sharks and fish. In the immediate aftermath of the November 20th crash, naval personnel placed a series of barriers to hopefully contain any pollutants and fuel from escaping the vicinity, in addition to a skimmer on station to remove any flare-ups or oil slicks.

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Another Osprey Crash Takes Place In Japan

USAF Osprey Crashes Off Coast of Japan

A US Air Force V-22 Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission off the southern coast, killing at least one of the 8 aboard. The Japanese Coast Guard first received notice of the crash from a nearby fisherman off Kagoshima. Responding patrol boats found one crewman from teh Osprey, along with metallic debris and an empty inflatable liferaft. Coast Guard chief Kazuo Ogawa said the aircraft dropped off radar a few minutes before his people got the first call, adding that the crew had requested an emergency landing at the Yakushima airport 5 minutes prior.

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