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2 Japanese navy helicopters carrying 8 crew believed crashed in Pacific, Defense Ministry says

By The Associated Press on April 20, 2024.

TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s Defense Minister said two Maritime Self Defense Force helicopters are believed to have crashed in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during night-time training.

The two SH-60K helicopters, carrying four crew each, lost contact late Saturday near Torishima island in the Pacific south of Tokyo, Defense Miniser Minoru Kihara told reporters.

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