Saturday, 20 July 2019

Five killed after South Korean military helicopter crashed

SEOUL: A military helicopter crashed in South Korea, killing five people on Tuesday.

Another person on board was injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, with severe cuts to his face and knees.

The helicopter was on a test flight after repairs, the Marine Corps told Yonhap.

It was flying at a height of about 10 meters (32.8 feet), around 4:46 p.m. local time, when it caught fire and crashed in the city of Pohang.

The names of the passengers and pilots weren’t released as of yet but all of the deceased were Marines, officials told The Korea Herald. The injured person was identified as a Marine master sergeant surnamed Kim.

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