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10 Aug 2018 | 08:47 AM UTC

Japan: Helicopter crash northwest of Tokyo August 10

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Helicopter with nine on board crashes in mountainous area of Gunma prefecture (central region) August 10

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/10/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Gunma


A rescue helicopter with nine people on board - disaster management officials and firefighters - crashed on Friday, August 10, in a mountainous area of Gunma prefecture, northwest of Tokyo. The mission of the helicopter was to observe hiking routes between Gunma and Nagano prefectures.


Helicopter accidents happen occasionally in Japan. In February, two military personnel died in a crash in the south. In 2017, nine passengers died when a helicopter crashed during a rescue drill.


Individuals present in Gunma prefecture should anticipate some road restrictions in the vicinity of the crash and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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