Japan, Us To Discuss Helicopter Safety

Japan, US to discuss helicopter safety

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and the commander of the US forces in Japan, Lieutenant General Jerry Martinez, have agreed to speed up talks on safety inspections of US helicopters.

Iwaya met Martinez on Thursday at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. It was their first meeting since Iwaya's appointment in the recent cabinet reshuffle.

Police Investigate Gunma Helicopter Crash

Police investigate Gunma helicopter crash

Police in Gunma Prefecture are trying to determine what caused last Friday's fatal helicopter crash. The government aircraft went down in a remote mountainous region, killing all 9 men on board.

About 30 investigators are combing the mountains in Nakanojo town to inspect the wreckage and look for the victims' belongings.

All 9 Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash

All 9 confirmed dead in helicopter crash

Officials in Gunma Prefecture have confirmed the deaths of all 9 people on board a helicopter that crashed on a mountain north of Tokyo.

The helicopter came down Friday near the border with Nagano Prefecture.

Death Toll In Helicopter Crash Rises To 7

Death toll in helicopter crash rises to 7

Officials in Gunma Prefecture have confirmed the deaths of 5 more crewmembers in a helicopter crash on a mountain north of Tokyo. The death toll has risen to 7.

The helicopter was carrying 9 people when it came down on Friday near the border with Nagano Prefecture. Rescuers initially found 8 people near the wreckage.

4 Deaths Confirmed In Helicopter Crash

4 deaths confirmed in helicopter crash

The death toll following a helicopter crash on a mountain north of Tokyo has risen to 4.

Officials in Gunma Prefecture confirmed the deaths of 2 crewmembers on Saturday, after earlier confirming the deaths of 2 others.

Two Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash

Two confirmed dead in helicopter crash

Officials in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, say 2 crewmembers of a rescue helicopter that crashed on Friday have been confirmed dead.

The 2 were among a crew of nine on the helicopter when it left a heliport in Maebashi in Gunma Prefecture earlier in the day.

Parts May Be From Missing Helicopter

Parts may be from missing helicopter

An NHK camera crew video shows what appear to be aircraft parts in a mountainous area that borders Gunma and Nagano prefectures, northwest of Tokyo.

A rescue helicopter of Gunma Prefecture with 9 people on board went missing in the area on Friday morning.

Parts May Be From Helicopter

Parts may be from helicopter

An NHK camera crew has filmed pictures of what appear to be helicopter parts in a mountainous region that borders Gunma and Nagano prefectures in Japan.

Police are investigating whether the parts belong to a missing rescue helicopter that has 9 people on board.

Helicopter Missing In Gumma With 9 On Board

Helicopter missing in Gumma with 9 on board

Police and the fire officials in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, are planning a possible rescue mission for a missing helicopter with 9 people on board.

The officials say they lost contact with the rescue helicopter after they exchanged messages shortly after 10 AM on Friday.

Gunma Pref. Helicopter Goes Missing With 9 Aboard

Gunma Pref. helicopter goes missing with 9 aboard

Officials in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, say they have lost contact with a helicopter with 9 people on board.

The officials said the prefectural helicopter took off on Friday morning to inspect a mountain climbing route on the border with neighboring Nagano Prefecture.

Co-workers, Neighbors Mourn Deaths Of Firefighters In Helicopter Crash

Co-workers, neighbors mourn deaths of firefighters in helicopter crashCo-workers, neighbors and family on March 6 mourned the death of firefighters among nine victims of a helicopter crash in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture a day earlier.
One of the victims was Michiaki Koda, 40, of Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, who had been dispatched by the Ueda district firefighters' association to the prefectural disaster-prevention center.

U.s. Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing At Tokyo's Chofu Airport

U.S. military helicopter makes emergency landing at Tokyo's Chofu AirportA helicopter from the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base made an emergency landing at Chofu Airport in the Tokyo suburban city of Chofu early on Feb. 29.
According to Chofu Airport's administrative offices, none of the nine people who were aboard the multi-purpose UH-1N Twin Huey were injured when it made the emergency landing at around 7:44 a.m.

Small And Cute Flyingball Can Fly Indoors Like A Helicopter

Small and Cute FlyingBall can fly indoors like a helicopterYou wouldn’t have to wait for Dumbledore to gift you your very first Snitch. This little flying ball called, well, FlyingBall, will fulfil your desire to play Quidditch. Basically a radio controlled helicopter of sorts, the toy is ideal for indoor use. Simply hold up the bottom of the ball and watch the propellers send the FlyingBall into the air.