Japan Asks US To Suspend Military Helicopter Ops

Posted August 6, 2013 at 9:47am

Defense News reports that “Japan’s prime minister on Tuesday called on the US military to suspend helicopter operations in the country’s southern Okinawa island chain after a fatal crash.”

“An American HH-60 helicopter with four personnel on board crashed at the Camp Hansen Marine base on Monday.”

“Three of the crew were rescued. A fourth was missing, but search operations were called off after human remains were discovered at the fiery crash site, the US Air Force said in a statement Tuesday.”