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Yokota airman dies in motorcycle crash at home of US Forces Japan

Yokota Air Base in the suburbs of western Tokyo is home to U.S. Forces Japan, 5th Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 4, 2020

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — An airman was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday morning at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo, base officials said.

The service member, assigned to Yokota, was pronounced dead at approximately 8:25 a.m. after being taken to the base’s medical facility, the 374th Airlift Wing said in a statement.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, officials said. The airman’s name was being withheld for 24 hours.

The last motorcycle fatality at Yokota happened in January 2014, when a rider was killed in a crash in front of the Yokota Community Center.

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