Self-Defense Force chopper makes crash landing in Tokyo; crew unharmed

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter made a crash landing at its camp in the suburbs of Tokyo on Friday, though both crew members escaped unharmed, the GSDF said.

The UH-1J multipurpose helicopter was being flown in an emergency landing training exercise when it came down at Camp Tachikawa, at around 9:55 a.m. The chopper was split in half and its main rotor damaged.

A pilot and co-pilot were on board, according to the GSDF.

“We apologise for making residents in the neighbourhood anxious,” Defense minister Takeshi Iwaya said at a press conference.

Multipurpose helicopters are used for transporting personnel and materials, and to carry out rescue missions during disasters.


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