Two US troops injured during Osprey aircraft crash in Syria
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed in Syria, injuring two U.S. service members.(DoD/Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, 26th MEU Combat Camera, U.S. Marine Corps)
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed in Syria on Friday, according to an Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) press release.
The two U.S. service members “were evaluated for non-life threatening injuries and quickly transported to a medical treatment facility” and later released, according to the press release.
“The other passengers and crew on the aircraft were uninjured, and no other casualties were reported on the ground,” OIR said.
The coalition is investigating the cause of the incident, but no enemy fire was involved.
There was a deadly Osprey crash in August, when three Marines were declared deceased after the aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia.
The Marines were training with the Australian Army when the incident took place.
The U.S. Marine Corps said 23 of the 26 personnel on the aircraft were rescued, and there was initially a search-and-rescue effort for the three missing Marines following the incident