A service member who was supporting the U.S.-led Coalition in Iraq has been killed, authorities announced Monday.
One Coalition service member was killed and several injured when their aircraft crashed at approximately 10 p.m. GMT Aug. 19 in Iraq.
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One service member was killed and several others injured when their aircraft crashed, according to a press release from Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).
The crash took place around 10 p.m. on Aug. 19 in Iraq, OIR said, and the aircraft was supporting OIR and conducting a “partnered counterterrorism mission.”
Newsweek reported that it was possibly a Special Operations MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed early Monday morning. They cited U.S. military sources with knowledge of the crash who said the helicopter was going back to base after conducting a small raid.
One official said the crash was “likely a mechanical malfunction,” and that there had been no enemy ground fire.
The incident is under investigation, OIR said.
The deceased service member’s name has not been released.