US military helicopter crashes off Japan’s Okinawa, 6 hurt

A U.S. military helicopter crashed in waters off the Japanese southern island of Okinawa during a training mission on Aug. 12, injuring six people and prompting Japan’s government to demand a probe and steps to prevent a recurrence. The U.S. Army H-60 helicopter was damaged during a “hard deck landing” aboard the USNS Red Cloud about 20 miles east of Okinawa, the U.S. Forces, Japan said. The helicopter is currently on the deck of the USNS Red Cloud and the injured were transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Foster, it said in a statement. The accident comes as Japan’s central government begins talks with Okinawa’s governor over contentious plans to relocate a U.S. Marines air base to a less crowded part of the island, host to the bulk of U.S. military forces in Japan. Residents of Okinawa, the site of bloody battles between U.S. and Japanese forces near the end of World War Two, have long objected to tens of thousands of U.S. troops and U.S. military installations on 18 percent of their island.

Comments

no comments

Your name:

Your comment:

Video on this topic

Coast Guard working to rescue yacht crew injured in round-the-world race

Coast Guard working to rescue yacht crew injured in round-the-world race

Download here: http://newsdirect.nma.com.tw/SingleItem.aspx?asset_id=OEM_20120402_OINT_004 The US Coast Guard has dispatched a rescue helicopter ...

Dramatic Footage Shows Typhoon Hit / Typhoon Haiyan

Dramatic Footage Shows Typhoon Hit / Typhoon Haiyan

British warship HMS Daring has arrived in the Typhoon Haiyan disaster zone, as the president of the Philippines visited devastated areas. The Type 45 ...

JFK: AND THE DEEP; STATE : WITH PALADIN, DR. JIM FETZER & OLE DAMMEGARD

JFK:  AND THE DEEP; STATE :  WITH  PALADIN, DR. JIM FETZER & OLE DAMMEGARD

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION bringing forward all the evidence and where it leads. In tribute to the life of John F. Kennedy KERRY CASSIDY PROJECT ...

普天間第二小学校の上空付近を飛ぶ米軍ヘリ=防衛省提供

普天間第二小学校の上空付近を飛ぶ米軍ヘリ=防衛省提供

昨年12月に米軍ヘリの窓が落下したばかりの普天間第二小学校(沖縄県)上空付近を、米軍ヘリ3機が1月18日午後、編隊飛行した。小野寺五...