A service member is missing after a U.S.
A United States service member is missing after a Black Hawk helicopter fell into the water some 20 miles off the coast of Yemen on Friday during a routine training session. Spokesman Col. John Thomas, however, told Reuters, "when the incident took place the helicopter was not very high above the water".
There have been a number of aviation mishaps involving U.S military aircraft in the past few months.
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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], AUgust 26: A Black Hawk helicopter crashed during drills off the coast of Yemen on Friday.More news: Iraq forces break through ISIL lines into centre of Tal Afar
CENTCOM didn't provide the identities of any of the service members involved, nor any details concerning why the accident happened.
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US special operations forces have also conducted ground raids this year, including a controversial operation in late January, one of the first authorized by President Donald Trump, in which Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William Owens was killed and an MV-22 Osprey was destroyed.