A US Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion military helicopter has crashed near the village of Takamura Take, in the Okinawa Prefecture of northeast Japan. Interestingly, the incident comes just hours after the US military flew several aircraft over the Korean peninsula in a brazen show of force.
Japanese police is now investigating the matter as they reached the scene and media have published some photos purportedly taken near the site of the crash, showing a blaze and a huge black plume of smoke.
So far, no casualties have been reported.
US Military In Japan
According to the US forces, Japan hosts around 54,000 US military personnel, 42,000 dependents and 8,000 civilian employees of the Department of Defense. They are dispersed among 85 facilities on Okinawa, Honshu and Kyushu.
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. It was built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps.