19:02 GMT +320 February 2019
Listen Live
    Robinson R22

    Light Helicopter Crash Kills Two in Central Japan

    © Flickr/ Woodys Aeroimages
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 16

    US-made light helicopter with two men on the board crashed in Japan, according to local media.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — A light helicopter crashed on Sunday in the central part of Japan's largest island of Honshu, killing two people, local media reported.

    The US-made two-seat Robinson R22 helicopter carried two men, both died in the crash, according to the NHK broadcaster.

    The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. local time (02:00 GMT) in the area of ​​Annaka, southwestern Gunma Prefecture. The cause of the incident has not been yet determined, the TV channel said, however, law enforcers suggested that adverse weather conditions in the region might have contributed to the crash.

    Currently, the traffic on the highway in the vicinity of the incident has been stopped.


    Seven Dead in New Zealand Fox Glacier Helicopter Crash - Reports
    Helicopter Crash Near Libyan Capital Kills All 25 People on Board
    Terrifying Footage of Passenger Plane Flying Under Helicopter
    helicopter crash, Japan
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik