A military helicopter crashed in the western Venezuelan state of Cojedes on February 4, Venezuela al Dia reported. According to the report, 5 service members were injured amid a training exercise aimed at “repelling possible aggression from the US”.
The injured personnel received prompt medical attention, and their lives are not in danger, the report added.
The Venezuelan military has released no official statement on the incident so far.
The incident took place amid public remarks by top US officials, including President Donald Trump, that Washington US military intervention in Venezuela was “an option”.