7 Injured in U.S. Military Chopper Crash Off Japan's Okinawa Coast

A U.S. military helicopter crash landed off the Japanese island of Okinawa on Wednesday, injuring seven people, NBC News reported.

The UH-60 Black Hawk performed a "hard-deck landing"on the USNS Red Cloud military ship, the U.S. Pacific Command said.

Of the 17 people on board, seven were injured and transported to a U.S. naval hospital on Okinawa, according to the U.S. Pacific Command. It previously said six people were injured but then revised the figure.

Okinawa, an island more than 900 miles southwest of Tokyo, is home to the bulk of U.S. military forces stationed in Japan.

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