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BREAKING: American Military Aircraft Downed Near North Korea. Here’s What We Know So Far…

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A US Marine heavy transport helicopter crash landed shortly after the start of a major American military exercise and show of force over the Korean Peninsula.

The helicopter, believed to be a CH-53E Super Stallion, managed to come down near a US military base in Okinawa.

It had reportedly burst into a ball of flames. But, miraculously, none of the seven US Marines aboard were injured.

Speculation was rife that North Korea might have shot down the aircraft.

Pyongyang has issued repeated threats to do just that, even as President Trump increasingly buzzes North Korea with American supersonic bombers and fighter jets.

From the Daily Express:

The helicopter came down in the Okinawa region near the village of Takamura Takae on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

Images taken from the scene showed the aircraft engulfed in a fireball with thick black smoke pouring into the sky.

The incident, which occurred shortly after US military drills over the Korean peninsula, led to speculation that North Korea could have shot down the helicopter.

Pyongyang has previously vowed to fire at any US aircraft flying near its territory. 

It came hours after the US sent six military aircraft including two supersonic bombers to Korea in a show of force.

The bombers from Guam staged a simulated air-to-ground missile firing drill with two South Korean F-15K fighters over the East Sea.

Japan also sent two military aircraft as tensions mount the North could trigger World War 3.

Last month, Kim Jong-un’s tyrannical regime threatened to blast American planes out of the sky after accusing Donald Trump of declaring war with his Twitter threats.

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