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Japanese police helicopter crashes in Fukushima

Christian Fernsby |
A police helicopter crashed in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Saturday morning, leaving one of seven people aboard seriously injured, police and fire officials said.

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All seven people were sent to a nearby hospital and remain conscious, the officials said.

The prefectural police helicopter crashed into a rice field while transporting a heart for a transplant, the officials said.

The crash came shortly after the helicopter departed from a hospital in the Fukushima city of Aizuwakamatsu at around 8 a.m. (11 p.m. Friday GMT), bound for Fukushima Airport, the officials said.

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