US military parachute falls on school
NHK -- Apr 11
A military parachute was found on a tennis court at a junior high school in Tokyo's Hamura City on Tuesday.

The US military says the parachute fell during a parachute training exercise.

Japan's Defense Ministry says it received a report from the city that a student found the unfolded US military parachute on the tennis court of Hamura No. 3 Junior High School at around 4:50 PM.

The parachute is about 3 meters long. No damage or injuries have been reported.

The US military has explained that its troops were holding a parachute training exercise at the time.

It says that one paratrooper used his spare parachute during a jump onto Yokota Air Base after his main chute failed to open, and the unfolded parachute fell to the ground.

10日午後、東京・羽村市の中学校にアメリカ軍の輸送機からパラシュートが落下しました。 羽村市役所によりますと、夕方に羽村市の羽村第三中学校のテニスコートにパラシュートのようなものが落ちているのを生徒が見つけました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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