U.S. military helicopter crashes in Okinawa
Jiji -- Oct 11
A U.S. military transport helicopter made an emergency landing and burst into flames near a training area in Okinawa Prefecture, southernmost Japan, Wednesday afternoon.

None of the seven crew members or residents were injured, according to the local fire department and others.

The crash occurred at a pasture outside the U.S. military's Camp Gonsalves training area in the village of Higashi around 5:15 p.m. (8:15 a.m. GMT), according to the Defense Ministry and others.

The U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa said a CH-53E helicopter made an emergency landing after catching fire and that the cause of the accident was under investigation.

The helicopter had been deployed at the Marine Corps' Futenma air station in the Okinawa city of Ginowan.

11日、飛行中に火災が発生したアメリカ軍の輸送ヘリが沖縄県北部の東村に緊急着陸し、機体は大破しました。 (久田友也記者報告) 現場では夜通し、アメリカ軍関係者の出入りが続いていました。大破したヘリがあるのは、中継現場から500メートルほど離れている場所です。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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