Coalition Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Northern Syria, Crew Recovered Safely

A coalition military helicopter conducted an emergency landing in Northern Syria at approximately 0930 hours on Sept. 15.

According to Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) Col. Wayne Marotto, emergency personnel responded to the incident safely recovering the crew. He added that there were no injuries in the incident.

The spokesman said that the incident was not the result of hostile activity adding that the helicopter landed safely. The statement did not identify the type of helicopter.

Syrian state-run SANA news agency earlier reported that an American helicopter had crashed in the countryside near the town of Al-Yaarubiyah in Syria’s northwestern Al-Hasakah province, close to the Iraqi border. This report aslo didn’t identify the helicopter type.

In 2018, a U.S. Air Force Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter crashed in western Iraq near the Syrian border, killing all seven people on board.

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