A U.S. V-22 Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft crashed in Syria on Friday, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement at its website.
Two U.S. service members were slightly injured as a result of the incident. It is not clear if the V-22 was associated with the U.S. Marine Corps or the U.S. Air Force. However, the aircraft was operating in support of operations of the US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq.
“Two U.S. service members were injured after a Coalition aircraft executed a hard landing early morning Sept. 29 in the Middle East. The two were evaluated for non-life threatening injuries and quickly transported to a medical treatment facility, where they were seen and released. The other passengers and crew on the aircraft were uninjured, and no other casualties were reported on the ground. The cause of the incident is being investigated by the Coalition,” the statement said.
Despite the words “hard landing” used by the statement, the US media reports that the aircraft was fully destroyed in the incedent.