A Marine Corps Surion (MUH-1) helicopter crashed in Pohang in the North Gyeongsang Province of South Korea, on Tuesday. The accident killed 5 out of the 6 passengers onboard and injured the other one.
The helicopter was performing a test flight, when it went down from a 10-meter altitude, at about 4:46 p.m. (local time), and caught on fire, officials stated.
“The helicopter crashed while it was on its test flight. The military will launch an investigation team to find the exact reasons for the accident,” an official said.
Five out of the six passengers were killed, and the injured person was taken to the hospital. An investigation committee will be formed, to determine the cause of the crash, Marine Corps officials have announced.