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A US Navy helicopter crashed in Oman, and the fate of its crew is unknown.
A US Navy helicopter crashed in Oman on Thursday, according to Reuters. The fate of its five crew members remains unknown, said the US military.
According to Navy Times, the MH-53E Sea Dragon, a mine-countermeasures helicopter, was conducting "heavy lift support operations" 58 miles southwest of Muscat when it crashed.
Two of the five crew members remain missing, said Navy Times.
"The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity and the status of the five crew members is still being determined," said a statement from the US Naval Forces Central Command, according to Reuters. The crash is under investigation.
Lt. Greg Raelson, a 5th Fleet spokesman, said he was unable to confirm whether any crew members had been recovered, but a tweet on the Navy's official Twitter feed said three crew members were recovered, the Navy Times noted.
Fox News said another MH-53E helicopter was on the scene providing search and rescue.