Three killed in S. Korean military helicopter crash

Rescue personnel surveying a crashed UH-1H military helicopter in a field in Chuncheon, in South Korea's north-eastern Gangwon province. The crash of the South Korean military helicopter yesterday killed three crew members and left one seriously inju
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Rescue personnel surveying a crashed UH-1H military helicopter in a field in Chuncheon, in South Korea's north-eastern Gangwon province. The crash of the South Korean military helicopter yesterday killed three crew members and left one seriously injured. The helicopter went down next to its base in Gangwon province in the morning while on a routine test flight, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing police and fire officials. All four crew members were rushed to a nearby hospital, where three were later pronounced dead. The 50-year-old pilot survived but was in a critical condition. The precise cause of the crash was not immediately known.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2016, with the headline 'Three killed in S. Korean military helicopter crash'. Print Edition | Subscribe