Five people were killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashed on Tuesday at a marine base in the country’s southeast, the defence ministry said.
The military helicopter crashed and caught fire during a test flight after repairs at the base in the port city of Pohang, the ministry said in a statement
The MUH-1 or Marineon amphibious helicopters crashed around 4:45 p.m. (0745 GMT) local time
“Five of the six crew members on board were killed and the remaining one has been taken to hospital due to injury,” the ministry said in a statement.
The helicopter, which was being test-flown after a repair, caught fire after it crashed to the ground from about 10 meters (33 feet) in the air, also noted in the statement by the defense ministry.
The ministry said an investigation into the cause would be launched but did not specify whether all victims were soldiers.
The helicopter was a domestically made model known as the MUH-1 or Marineon
No further details were immediately available.