The AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed on a road in Wonju, about 80 miles east of Seoul, a Wonju police officer said.
Two bodies recovered from the helicopter were severely damaged and officials couldn't immediately confirm their identities. There were no reports of casualties on the ground.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
"We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the families of the soldiers involved in this tragic incident," Lt. Col. Mark Gillespie, deputy commander of 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, said in a statement. "Our first priority is to provide their families with the support they need during this difficult time."
South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited unidentified officials as saying the helicopter may have hit high-voltage power lines or a nearby steel tower because wires were found near the crashed aircraft and the upper part of the tower was damaged.
About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea as deterrence against possible aggression from North Korea. The Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war because the 1950-1953 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.
(Article Courtesy of FOX News)
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