A Oughout. S. Black Hawk military heli-copter with American service members on-board crashed in western Iraq close to the border with Syria, officials mentioned Thursday.
“Rescue teams are addressing the scene of the downed plane at this time, ” U. S. Main Command said in a statement .
An early on statement said Centcom received “reports of an incident involving a Coalition aircraft in the vicinity of Al Qaim, Iraq. ”
The incident is the second heli-copter crash for the military in 2 days. A U. S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet jet crashed off the coastline of Key West, Florida, on Wednesday, killing each a pilot and a weapons techniques officer.
This is a developing story; booking back for updates. Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin and Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.