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(LEAD) Fuselage of crashed military chopper recovered: Navy

All Headlines 16:38 October 01, 2016

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SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Navy said Saturday it recovered the fuselage of a helicopter that crashed into the sea off the country's east coast earlier this week during joint drills with the United States.

The fuselage of the Lynx helicopter was found at about 3:13 p.m., and will be moved to a military base in Jinhae, 410 km south of Seoul, for investigation to figure out the cause of the crash, according to the Navy.

The exact location of where the part was found has yet to be made available.

The helicopter fell into the East Sea late Monday, with three soldiers on board, the bodies of whom were later recovered.

The ill-fated chopper was participating in the combined maritime exercise in the East Sea as part of a show of force against North Korea's provocations.

kokobj@yna.co.kr
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