Two injured in military crash in Syria

Two injured in military crash in Syria
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A U.S. military aircraft crash on Friday morning in Syria injured two service members, according to U.S. Central Command.

The coalition aircraft went down in a “hard landing,” the command said in a statement.  

The two injured troops were “evaluated for non-life threatening injuries and quickly transported to a medical treatment facility, where they were seen and released.”

No casualties or other injuries were reported, according to the statement, which did not disclose where in Syria the crash occurred.

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U.S. forces are in Syria to back the Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against the Islamic State.

Fox News reported the aircraft was a MV-22 Osprey, a joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter which is capable of functioning as either a helicopter or plane.

There is no indication the crash was caused by enemy contact, an official told Fox News.

“Something happened in the air causing the aircraft to go down,” the official said.

This is the second Osprey crash in two months.

Three Marines were killed on Aug. 5 when an MV-22 Osprey crashed off the northeast coast of Australia during routine operations in what the Marines have called a “mishap.” Twenty-three Marines also on the aircraft were rescued.