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Posted: December 15, 2017

US Marine helicopter window falls from sky, injures child

File photo.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
File photo. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A 20-pound window of a US Marine Corps helicopter fell off in mid-flight onto a school playing field Tuesday, slightly injuring a child on the Japanese island of Okinawa, CNN reported. 

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US Forces Japan said in a statement that the window of a CH-53 transport helicopter fell onto a sports field at an elementary school outside Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

"We take this report extremely seriously and are investigating the cause of this incident in close coordination with local authorities," the statement said. "This is a regrettable incident and we apologize for any anxiety it has caused the community."

The child was not seriously injured, CNN reported.

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