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US to comment on reports of helicopter crash near N Korean border

A CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter similar to the one thought to be involved in an incident near the Korean border. Credit: Reuters

A statement is expected imminently from the US Marines following reports that an American military helicopter crashed near the North Korean border.

French news agency AFP said a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter was taking part in a joint drill with South Korean allies when the incident occurred but reported no casualties.

The Yonhap news agency said the helicopter came down in Cheorwon province, which borders North Korea.