2 servicemembers injured in Osprey crash

A military aircraft crashed in Syria, injuring two servicemembers on board, though no casualties were reported

2 servicemembers injured in Osprey crash

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey soars through the skies over Hokkaido, Japan, August 18, 2017, in support of Northern Viper 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

A U.S. military aircraft crashed in Syria on Friday, injuring two service members, according to military officials.

The aircraft, an Osprey, was destroyed in the crash, with one official calling it a “total loss,” according to Fox News.

Military officials declined to disclose the location of the crash, but said they did not believe the incident was due to an enemy encounter.

“There is nothing to believe this was caused by enemy contact,” an anonymous official said.

Amid a year rife with military aircraft crashes, the lack of casualties and low number of injuries is surprising. Both service members were released after being hospitalized for minor injuries.

“It’s a miracle so few were injured,” a separate anonymous official commented.