29 Sep '17, 3pm

2 injured in Osprey crash in Syria - News

WASHINGTON — A Marine MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed in Syria on Friday, injuring two U.S. servicemembers, according to defense officials. The cause of the incident was not immediately clear, but it was not caused by enemy activity, an official said on the condition of anonymity. The Osprey could not be salvaged, forcing troops to destroy the $70 million aircraft. The servicemembers’ injuries in the crash, which was described as a “hard landing,” were not life-threatening, according to U.S. Central Command. “The two were evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries and quickly transported to a medical treatment facility, where they were seen and released,” a Central Command statement read. Officials declined to identify the injured servicemembers’ military branch or where in Syria the crash occurred. The Pentagon acknowledges having some 500 troops inside Syria tr...

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