US army helicopter crashes in southern Japan; 7 injured

August 12, 2015 12:09 PM

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TOKYO: A US army helicopter crashed during a training mission on Wednesday while landing on a Navy ship off of Japan's southern island of Okinawa, injuring seven people and damaging the aircraft, officials said.

The H-60 helicopter made a hard landing on the Navy cargo vessel USNS Red Cloud around 30 kilometers east of Okinawa, US Forces Japan said in a statement, adding that the cause of the incident was under investigation.

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