A helicopter crashed in a village northwest of Tokyo on Wednesday afternoon, killing four employees of the helicopter service company who were on board, local authorities said.

The helicopter crashed around 2:30 p.m. and burst into flames in the Gunma Prefecture village of Ueno, the site where a Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashed in 1985.

Operator Toho Air Service Co. said the four employees in the accident were 60-year old pilot Ichiro Kitagawa three mechanics — two in their 20s and one aged 50.