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US military helicopter crash lands in west Japan rice paddy

A U.S. military helicopter that crash landed on farmland is seen in Kushima, Miyazaki Prefecture, on July 27, 2021, in this photo taken from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter. (Mainichi/Takashi Kamiiriki)

MIYAZAKI -- A U.S. military helicopter has crash landed in a rice paddy in the southwest Japan city of Kushima, Miyazaki Prefecture, according to emergency calls made by at least one resident to local police at around 9:25 a.m. on July 27.

    Miyazaki Prefectural Police's Kushima Police Station said the landing site is about 500 meters from the nearest village. No one was injured, including the two crew members on board.

    (Japanese original by Yuka Shiotsuki, Miyazaki Bureau)

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