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(2nd LD) 5 killed, 1 injured in military helicopter crash in Pohang

All Headlines 18:09 July 17, 2018

(ATTN: UPDATES with Marine Corps announcement)

POHANG/SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) -- A Marine Corps helicopter crashed at a military airport in the southeastern city of Pohang on Tuesday, killing five of the six people aboard and injuring the other, officials said.

The helicopter was on a test flight after repair when it went down from a height of about 10 meters around 4:46 p.m. and caught fire, Marine Corps officials said.

Five of the six aboard were killed, and the other was taken to a hospital, they said.

The military will form an investigation committee to determine the cause of the crash, officials said.

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