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On June 2, 2007, about 1540 Japan Standard Time, a Bell 412SP helicopter, JA-9991, was destroyed by impact when it collided with steep terrain on the slopes of Mt. Etna, near Nakatsugawa City, Japan. The helicopter, operated by Toho Air Service Co., LTD., was positioning to a helipad during external load operations. The flight was conducted under the provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations of Japan. The pilot received fatal injuries.