US Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter crashes in Japan

A US Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion military helicopter reportedly crashed in Kunigami district of Japan’s Okinawa province.

Around 5:15 pm local time, an American military helicopter deployed at Futenma base near US northern training center in the northern part of Okinawa main island burst into flames, local media reported Wednesday.

Local police have been sent to the scene to investigate the situation.

The CH 53 helicopter is a large transport helicopter of the US military that can transport up to 55 people, with a total length of about 30 meters, weighing approximately 15 tons.

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