One of the two Ospreys landed at an auxiliary airfield in the village of Ie on Ie Island off Okinawa's main island by 9 a.m., before conducting some training maneuvers, village government officials said.
"That's why we don't sit still," says Simmons, one of the instructors at ArmorGroup International Training's Virginia site, which sits on a former World War II auxiliary airfield. All the expensive armoring customers are placing on passenger vehicles is only there to buy drivers a few precious seconds.
He made a knock-it-off call and directed his flight to proceed directly to Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield. Ten minutes later, the left engine oil pressure indication fell below emergency limits, with an accompanying left engine oil pressure light.