U.S. Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes off Yemen Coast, One Crew Member Missing
August 26, 2017
A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the southern coast of Yemen while training its crew, leaving one service member missing, officials said.
Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued, officials said in a statement issued by U.S. Central Command.
The crash took place Friday evening. Officials said the accident was under investigation.
Asked if the crash involved another special forces raid, Central Command told The Associated Press that "this was a routine training event specifically for U.S. military personnel."