Japan: All 9 people aboard search and rescue chopper that went missing confirmed dead

All nine people aboard a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains were confirmed dead today, authorities said.

The Bell 412EP helicopter carrying seven local rescue workers from the Gunma prefecture and two from a flight service company lost contact about an hour after takeoff yesterday and crashed.

Prefectural officials said the last person aboard was retrieved Saturday and pronounced dead.

The helicopter was on a two-hour flight to monitor the opening of a mountain trail. The prefecture said it cancelled today's event due to the accident. It wasn't...

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By: DNA India - Saturday, 11 August

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