U.S. military helicopter crashes in Oman

Story highlights

  • The MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter crashed in Oman
  • Five crew members were on board
  • The U.S. military said hostile action was not to blame

A U.S. military helicopter with five people aboard crashed Thursday in Oman, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the U.S. military said.

The status of the crew members was not immediately clear.

The MH-53E Sea Dragon crashed about 15 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, a military statement said.

Investigators have ruled out hostile action but have not determined what caused the crash, it said.