BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – A U.S. Coalition warplane reportedly crashed last night while it was conducting a mission over Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve’s official media wing announced on Monday.
“One Coalition service member was killed and several injured when their aircraft crashed at approximately 10 p.m. GMT Aug. 19 in Iraq,” the CJTF-OIR statement began.
“The aircraft was conducting a partnered counterterrorism mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. All personnel were recovered by Coalition forces immediately following the incident, and three were evacuated for further treatment,” the statement continued.
The reason for the crash was not released.
“The deceased service member’s name and further details pertaining to the incident will be released by the pertinent national authorities,” the statement would add.