US Helicopter Crash near N. Korea Border Injures 21

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Twenty-one US service members were injured Tuesday morning after a "hard landing" near North Korea. They were conducting routine flight operations near south Korea's Jipo-Ri range.

All 21 survivors were transported to the Yongsan Garrison hospital in Seoul. Fifteen of the 21 crew members aboard were treated and released. The other six remain hospitalized in stable condition.
 
The incident involved a CH-53E super stallion chopper reportedly about 55 miles north of Seoul. Its crew was from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed out of Okinanwa, Japan.

A U.S. Forces Korea statement said, "The CH-53E has an excellent operational safety record."

"A comprehensive investigation will take place to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident," the statement said.

Fifteen of the 21 crew members aboard were treated and released. The other six remain hospitalized in stable condition.

 

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