US Military Helicopter Crashes in Island of Okinawa

Thu Aug 13, 2015 19:02:50

A US military helicopter crashed into the sea off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa Wednesday, a news report said.

Some of the crew members were unaccounted for, Kyodo News agency reported, citing the Defence Ministry.

It was not immediately known how many were on board.

On Tuesday, the Japanese government suspended preparation work for controversial construction of new US military facilities on the northern part of Okinawa amid strong local opposition.