WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- A U.S. military HH-60 helicopter is down in western Iraq, according to CNN and Fox News.
There is no word on casualties at this time. The location of this crash is near the Iraq-Syria border.
A U.S. military HH-60 helicopter has crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, according to multiple U.S. defense officials.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 15, 2018
CNN reports at least 7 people were inside the helicopter and that this was not a combat mission.
CNN: A US military HH-60 helicopter has crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, according to multiple US defense officials. The officials caution these are early reports and that the helicopter was carrying 7 personnel but was not on a combat mission. 1/2— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 15, 2018
Early indications show the crash was not caused by hostile fire. Rescue crews are on site helping those in distress. There is no word yet on whether anyone has been injured.