Published On: Tue, Apr 16th, 2013

US helicopter crashes near North Korean border

A US military helicopter crashed near the North Korean border during a South Korea-US drill.

Fhe crashed US military helicopter consisted of three crews and 13 other personnel – 21 total. The crashed US military helicopter didn’t cause any fatalities and there were no casualties.

A CH53 copter, like this one, crashed along the North Korean border. photo Alan Radecki Akradecki

A CH53 copter, like this one, crashed along the North Korean border. photo Alan Radecki Akradecki

A US official has referred to the US military helicopter crash as a hard landing, which occurred on the Cheolwon County. The area is in the vicinity of Communist North Korea, with which the US and South Korea have experienced heightened tensions lately due to the North Korea nuclear crisis.

The precise cause of the accident was not immediately known, the statement said, adding that a “comprehensive investigation” had been ordered.

All five crew members and 16 other service personnel – who belonged to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed in Japan – were taken to a US military hospital in Seoul.

Fifteen were later released, while six remained in hospital in a “stable condition”.

The crashing of the US military helicopter near the North Korean border is likely to intensify the suspicion of the North that the US and South Korea have military offensive plans in place against Pyongyang.

As per the North Korean State media, the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army has discharged an ultimatum on Tuesday, demanding an apology from South Korea for inimical actions. The Supreme Command has warned of unspecified retaliatory actions against South Korea in the future.

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