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Three aircraft were involved in a severe breach of runway safety at Naha Airport in Okinawa on Wednesday, prompting the Japan Transport Safety Board to launch an investigation into what it said was a near accident.

At about 1:20 p.m., a Boeing 737 operated by All Nippon Airways with 83 passengers and crew aboard was forced to abort its takeoff when an Air Self-Defense Force helicopter suddenly crossed in front of it, transport ministry officials said.

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