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Narrative:A Japanese coastguard helicopter named "Akizuru" crashed into the sea on Wednesday after apparently hitting offshore power lines, leaving its five crew missing, a coastguard official said.
|Operator:||Japan Coast Guard|
|C/n / msn:|| 36121|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Kagawa, Shikoku -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Hiroshima Airport (HIJ/RJOA)|
The Bell 412EP helicopter crashed near small islets that are part of Kagawa prefecture on Shikoku, one of Japan's four main islands. "Several patrol ships were searching for the missing people," the coastguard official said. Divers retrieved four occupants in serious and unconscious condition. But 4 crew were killed and 1 crew still missing.
He said conditions were believed to be sunny and calm at the time of the accident, which happened shortly after 3.00 pm local time (0600 GMT).
The helicopter departed Hiroshima Airport at 1.45pm (Local time). Estimate return back to Hiroshima Airport will be 2 and half hours later, after the mission.
At 6.30AM(Local Time) in August 21st, 2010, find at missing another one-crew, but he still killed. Location was 5.3Km southeast from helicopter crash area.
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