A Japan Land Self-Defense Force (GSDF) helicopter search for its crew continues from the radar 10 days ago south of Okinawa.
According to the GSDF statement, the bodies of 5 crew members were found from the helicopter after deep diving activities carried out off the island state of Okinawa.
Most parts of the helicopter were also found.
The UH-60JA multi-purpose helicopter belonging to the GSDF’s Takayubaru military base in Kumamoto province suffered a technical malfunction immediately after takeoff.
It is estimated that the helicopter, which lost contact with the radar on April 6, around 16:30 local time, crashed near Miyakojima Island in Okinawa.
There were 10 personnel in the helicopter.