Military helicopter crashes in residential area in South Japan, 1 killed - UPDATED

  05 February 2018    Read: 2354
Military helicopter crashes in residential area in South Japan, 1 killed - UPDATED

A Japanese military Apache helicopter has crashed in a residential area in Saga, southern Japan, setting at least one house on fire, NHK broadcaster reported Monday. 

The reason for the crash hasn't been immediately clear.

At least one person died after a Japanese military Apache helicopter crashed in a residential area in Saga, southern Japan, setting at least one house on fire, NHK broadcaster reported Monday. 

According to the media, two people were aboard the chopper, while one of them was suffering from hear and pulmonary arrest.

"A Self-Defence Force helicopter crash-landed on a residential area. A house has caught fire," local government official Katsuhide Tanaka told AFP news agency.

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The reason for the crash hasn't been immediately clear.

"A Self-Defence Force helicopter crash-landed on a residential area. A house has caught fire," local government official Katsuhide Tanaka told AFP news agency.

The reason for the crash, as well as possible casualties, haven't been reported yet.


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