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GSDF helicopter carrying 4 crashes in Japan

2010-10-03 08:58:43 GMT2010-10-03 16:58:43 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A crashed Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) chopper lies on the ground in the city of Yao in western Japan's Osaka prefecture Oct. 3, 2010. (Xinhua/Kyodo)

A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) chopper is covered after crashing on the ground in the city of Yao in western Japan's Osaka prefecture Oct. 3, 2010. A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) chopper with four people on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Yao in western Japan's Osaka prefecture, leaving the four injured, the Kyodo News reported. (Xinhua/Kyodo)

A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) chopper is covered after crashing on the ground in the city of Yao in western Japan's Osaka prefecture Oct. 3, 2010. A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) chopper with four people on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Yao in western Japan's Osaka prefecture, leaving the four injured, the Kyodo News reported. (Xinhua/Kyodo)

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) chopper with four on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Yao in western Japan's Osaka prefecture, the Kyodo News reported.

The four crew members were taken to a nearby hospital, local authorities said. One of the four suffered serious injuries.

The lives of the four, three of whom suffered minor injuries, are not in danger, according to Kyodo News report. There are no immediate reports of injury to civilians, local police said.

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