Man Killed in Helicopter Crash in Shizuoka


Shizuoka, Dec. 30 (Jiji Press)--A helicopter crashed into a mountain forest in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka on Wednesday, killing one man, believed to be the pilot.

Local police received an emergency call from a local resident around 3:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m. GMT).

The police found the man in cardiopulmonary arrest at the scene of the crash, about 3.7 kilometers west of the Shimada-Kanaya exit of the Shin-Tomei Expressway. He was later confirmed dead at a hospital.

The man was in the helicopter alone, according to police sources.


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