U.S. military helicopter crashes

  • A U.S. military helicopter crashed on the island of Okinawa, all members are believed to have survived the crash. 

    The helicopter, which belonged to Okinawa's Kadena Air Base was on an unspecified training mission at the time of the crash. Television footage showed smoke that rose in the forest and the helicopter's ablaze could also be seen. 

    The U.S. hasn't elaborated on the condition of the survivors and has said the cause of this crash is yet unknown. However, reporters were told by the defense minister that one of the survivors was injured and had been taken to the hospital. 

    There have been no reports of damage or injuries outside the base. 

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