A transport helicopter from Japan's Self-Defense Force crashed in the country's south, leaving three people feared dead, officials said Saturday.
The CH-47 chopper, which was on its way to pick up a critically ill patient on the southern island of Tokunoshima, crashed in a mountainous area of the island late Friday, according to a Defense Ministry official who spoke on customary condition of anonymity.
Three out of the chopper's four crew have been discovered by rescuers and are feared dead, the official said.
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