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10 Missing US Service Members Recovered From Djibouti Crash Site


The U.S. military says 10 missing crew members from two Marine helicopters that crashed in waters off Djibouti Friday have been recovered.

Military officials declined to describe the crew's status Saturday, saying they are still notifying family members. Such notification is typically made for deaths, injuries and survivals.

All 12 crew members on board the two helicopters have now been accounted for.

Troops from the United States, France, Italy and Djibouti had been searching for survivors since the two CH-35 helicopters crashed during a training mission over the Gulf of Aden.

The U.S. military said two crew members rescued shortly after the crash are in stable condition, and will be evacuated to an American Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.

The cause of the crash has not been determined. Military officials say there was no indication of hostile fire.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.
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