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US military Black Hawk crashes near N. Korea border

Posted By admin On April 16, 2013 @ 4:44 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
April 16, 2013

A US military helicopter taking part in a joint South Korea-US drill crashed on Tuesday near the North Korean border with 21 personnel on board. There were no fatalities.

A statement put out by the US Forces in Korea said the CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter had “executed a hard landing” while on a routine flight operation in Cheolwon county, which touches on the border with North Korea.

The precise cause of the accident was not immediately known, the statement said, adding that a “comprehensive investigation” had been ordered.

All five crew members and 16 other service personnel were taken to a US military hospital in Seoul. Fifteen were subsequently released while six remained hospitalised “in stable condition”, the statement said.

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[3] North Korea Threatens `All-Out Military Strike’ on South’s Loudspeakers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-threatens-all-out-military-strike-on-souths-loudspeakers.html

[4] North Korea threatens military action over South Korea campaign: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-threatens-military-action-over-south-korea-campaign.html

[5] What You Need To Know About The U.S. Military In Korea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-u-s-military-in-korea.html

[6] North Korea slams use of its flag in U.S.-South Korean military drills: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-slams-use-of-its-flag-in-u-s-south-korean-military-drills.html

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