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US Military Helicopter Crashes on Okinawa

U.S. and Japanese officials say a U.S. Air Force helicopter has crashed on Japan's southern island of Okinawa.

Authorities say the crash took place Monday afternoon at a training ground near the U.S. Marine's Camp Hanson.

Video footage showed black smoke rising from a fire in a forested area.

The U.S. Air Force says at least four crew members were on board the aircraft and their status remains unknown.

The HH-60 helicopter was conducting a local training mission at the time of the crash. Authorities say they are investigating the incident.

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