Military chopper crashes in Japan

(NBC) – A U.S. military helicopter crashed off the island of Okinawa, Japan.

Patrol boats have been sent to search for the helicopter and its crew, but a spokesman for the Okinawa coast guard says all 17 people on board have been rescued.

The official adds that seven people were injured.

U.S. officials have not yet commented on the incident.

Aerial footage broadcast by NHK showed a black helicopter on the deck of a ship with part of its tail broken off. “United States Army” was clearly visible on the side of the aircraft.

Okinawa, an island more than 900 miles southwest of Tokyo, is home to the bulk of U.S. military forces stationed in Japan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s