• Kyodo


The body of the pilot of a Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol helicopter was found Monday off Aomori Prefecture, a day after the aircraft crashed into the sea, the MSDF said.

The body of 37-year-old Lt. Cmdr. Masahiko Miyanaga was found on the seabed near the wrecked helicopter at a depth of 50 meters, the MSDF said. Six other crew members were rescued Sunday and were listed in satisfactory condition.

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