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US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen’s coast

Black Hawk helicopter [Wikipedia/Sikorsky]
A US Black Hawk helicopter [Wikipedia/Sikorsky]

A US Black Hawk helicopter crashed Friday evening off the southern coast of Yemen, and search is ongoing for a service member missing, the U.S. Central Command announced Saturday.

The helicopter crashed about 20 miles (32 km) off the southern coast of Yemen at 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) during a military training in the area, CENTCOM said in a statement.

Five other service members aboard the aircraft were rescued after the crash, the statement added.

The reason behind the accident is unclear.

 

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