The US Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk made a hard landing as a result of a technical malfunction. There were no personal injuries.
A U.S. Coalition helicopter made a hard landing in northeastern Syria on Monday, the spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve Col. Wayne Marotto said this evening.
“A coalition helicopter (UH-60) ISO of OIR conducted a hard landing today at approximately 1100 18JAN21 in NE Syria. The helicopter was on a routine flight. The incident was not the result of hostile activity,” Col. Marotto said.
“No coalition members were injured. The initial cause of the incident is determined to be mechanical failure,” he added.
The spokesperson did not add where the incident took place in northeastern Syria; however, it is very likely that it occurred in the Al-Hasakah Governorate.
The sources told the Russian news agency Sputnik that the helicopter had crashed inside the base of the oil-rich city of Al-Shaddadah, south of Al-Hasakah.
According to these sources, the helicopter suddenly crashed into an illegal base built by American forces around the Al Jabsa oil field in Al-Shaddadah.
As sources reported, the helicopter crashed during a refueling operation and there are reports that its crew was injured.
Al-Shaddadah base recently witnessed a large-scale flight of US helicopters transporting detained ISIL terrorist elements from Al-Hasakah central prison and Al-Hasna Prison to Al-Shaddadah and Al-Tanf deserts, the sources said.