A US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crashed in Syria on Friday with roughly two dozen Marines on board. Only two Marines suffered minor injuries in the crash, but the aircraft has been characterized as “a total loss.”
According to officials, it was a “miracle” that more of the Osprey’s passengers weren’t injured in the crash, which was reportedly not caused by enemy contact. A mechanical failure is currently suspected, with an investigation ongoing.
“The two were evaluated for non-life threatening injuries and quickly transported to a medical treatment facility, where they were seen and released,” read a Friday release from U.S. Central Command.
“The other passengers and crew on the aircraft were uninjured, and no other casualties were reported on the ground.”