US Navy Helicopter Crashes in Oman, Two Crew Members Missing
(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Navy helicopter carrying five crew members crashed 58 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, Thursday “while conducting heavy lift support operations,” the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet said. The incident “was not due to any sort of hostile activity,” the fleet continued.
A U.S. government official told ABC News that three of the crew members were safely recovered, but that search and rescue efforts were still underway for the remaining two.
The U.S. military also disclosed that another helicopter was at the scene of the crash “providing search and rescue assistance.”
The downed chopper was one of four counter-mine helicopters sent to the Gulf back in March.
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