US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen coast during training

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A US Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen on Friday during training, with a search underway for one US service member, the US military said.

US Central Command said in a statement that five other service members aboard the aircraft had been rescued and the crash took place about 20 miles off the southern coast of Yemen at 7 p.m. local time on Friday.

Central Command said an investigation would be initiated.

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