Military helicopter crashes in residential area of southern Japan

A Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) helicopter has crashed in a residential area in Saga Prefecture, according to police.

The crash occurred in the city of Kanzaki, NHK reported, citing the Ministry of Defense. The chopper was reportedly a Boeing AH-64 attack helicopter attached to a base in Kumamoto Prefecture.

A house is burning near a kindergarten as a result of the crash, according to Kanzaki City Hall. The city is sending out staff and fire brigades to investigate the situation.

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