US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen coast during training

File photo: Two US military Black Hawk helicopters take off from its compound in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 18 April 2007. (File photo: AFP)

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.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50