SANAA, Yemen, A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter, crashed off the southern coast of Yemen, while training its crew, leaving one service member missing, local media reported.

Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued, the report said, adding, the crash took place, Friday evening.

The report cited the U.S. army source as saying that this was a routine training event.

Yemen, located on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, is engulfed in the years-long civil war.

The war pits Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies against a Saudi-led coalition, backing the country's internationally recognised government.

The U.S. has provided targeting and logistical support to the Saudi-led coalition, which faces criticism, over its air strikes, killing civilians in the conflict.


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