US Marine chopper crashes near North Korea (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

According to officials a US Marine UH-53 Sea Stallion suffered a ‘hard landing’ Tuesday, 55-miles northeast of Seoul. All 21 service-members survived and were taken to the hospital. Six remain in routine condition. Part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit hailing out of Okinawa, Japan, they had recently completed a three-hour training exercise.

Wreckage: The helicopter crashed onto a military shooting range in Cheorwon, about 88 km (55 miles) northeast of Seoul

Down in flames: The H-53 US Marine chopper, which was carrying 21 US soldiers, came down in flames in what US military described as a 'hard landing'

Mystery down: The H-53 US Marine chopper, which was carrying 21 US soldiers, came down in flames in what US military described as a 'hard landing'

Heavy duty: The H-53 US Marine Sea Stallion is a heavy-lift transport helicopter used primarily by the US Marine Corps

 

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