Injured boy dies after medical helicopter botches landing in Kanagawa

An air ambulance carrying five medical personnel botched its landing attempt after its tail broke upon contact with the ground in the Hirasawa area of Hadano City at around 2 p.m., TV Asahi reports (Aug. 9).

The helicopter was due to transport to a hospital Shunsuke Koga, 18, a third-grade high school student who was unconscious and in critical condition.

Koga was later rushed to a hospital for treatment, but his death was confirmed by nighttime.

A critically injured high school boy died on Monday after the botched landing attempt of a medical helicopter that was scheduled to transport him to a hospital. (Tokyo Reporter)

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