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Press Release | Aug. 26, 2017

U.S. Blackhawk helicopter crashes off Yemen coast

U.S. Central Command

Tampa, Fla.  –   August 25, 2017
Release Number 20170825-02

U.S. Blackhawk helicopter crashes off Yemen coast

TAMPA, Fla. – A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter crashed while the crew was training approximately 20 miles off the southern coast of Yemen, Aug. 25, around 7 p.m. local time (noon Eastern).

U.S. forces in the region are conducting an ongoing search for one U.S. service member who was aboard the aircraft. Five U.S. service members who were also aboard the aircraft were rescued by U.S. forces following the crash.

 An investigation will be initiated.