All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead
TOKYO – All 9 other people aboard a Jap seek and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains had been showed lifeless Saturday, government mentioned.
The Bell 412EP helicopter sporting seven native rescue employees from the Gunma prefecture and two from a flight provider corporate misplaced touch about an hour after takeoff Friday and crashed.
Prefectural officers mentioned the final particular person aboard was once retrieved Saturday and pronounced lifeless.
The helicopter was once on a two-hour flight to watch the outlet of a mountain path. The prefecture mentioned it canceled Saturday’s match because of the twist of fate. It wasn’t transparent what brought about the crash.
An investigation endured Saturday on the mountainside crash website online, the place particles of the helicopter was once scattered and bushes torn down it seems that from the have an effect on of the autumn.
Jap media quoted witnesses as pronouncing the helicopter was once flying extraordinarily low in foggy climate earlier than the crash. The GPS information despatched from the helicopter indicated it was once creating a flip a minute earlier than the transmission stopped, Kyodo Information reported. It mentioned the helicopter was once now not sporting a flight information recorder.
Prefectural officers mentioned the helicopter, which was once about 20 years previous, had its engine repaired in April however had no abnormality because it resumed operations in June.