Updated April 21st, 2024 at 00:04 IST

BREAKING: 2 Japanese MSDF Helicopters With 8 People Onboard Went Missing Near Torishima Island

BREAKING: 2 Japanese MSDF Helicopters With 8 People Onboard Went Missing Near Torishima Island

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
2 Japanese MSDF helicopters went missing near Torishima Island | Image:AP/ Representational
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Torishima: Two of Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF) helicopters, with a total of 8 people onboard, on Saturday suspiciously went missing near the Torishima Island in the Izu Islands. The Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported the incident, saying that a search operation has been initiated to trace the helicopters. 

The Japan's Defense Minister on Saturday confirmed the reports saying that two Maritime Self Defense Force helicopters are believed to have crashed in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during night-time training.

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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 further added. 

 

(This is a developing story)

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Published April 20th, 2024 at 23:12 IST