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All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

AP     11th August, 2018 11:01:54 printer

All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

 

Japanese authorities say all nine people aboard a search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains are confirmed dead.

 

The Bell 412EP helicopter carrying seven local rescue workers from the Gunma prefecture and two from a flight service company lost contact an hour after takeoff Friday and crashed.

 

Prefectural officials say the last person aboard was retrieved Saturday and pronounced dead.

 

The helicopter was on a two-hour flight to monitor a mountain trail. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

Japanese media quoted witnesses as saying the helicopter was flying extremely low in foggy weather before the crash.


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