A South Korean military helicopter crashed during a test flight on Tuesday in the southeastern city of Pohang, killing five people and injuring one, Reuters reported.
The craft crashed from a height of about 10 m (33 ft) on a runway at a key Marine Corps base where U.S. and South Korean marines hold annual military drills, and a fire broke out, it said in a statement.
Five of those aboard were killed and the sixth
was taken to hospital, it said, adding that the military would set up a panel
to determine the cause of the crash.
No further details were immediately available.