US helicopter makes an emergency landing in southern Japan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A US Navy MH-60 helicopter landed Saturday in sea in southern Japan.

The agency “Kyodo”, that the accident occurred 150 km east of Okinawa Prefecture in the far south of Japan.

According to the agency, the Japanese Coast Guard ships, rescued all five crew members of the US helicopter, and were taken ashore.

So far, there has been no comment from the US military, and no details have been provided about the cause of the accident.

In recent years, the frequency of light air accidents has increased, with the participation of warplanes, causing great concern on the part of the local population.

Often, these incidents are related to U.S. Air Force planes deployed on Japanese soil, but there are incidents with the participation of Japanese Self-Defense Forces aircraft.


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