An Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Virginia this week after one of its crew members was injured when someone shot at the aircraft, government officials confirmed.
A UH-1N Huey with 1st Helicopter Squadron was on a routine training mission on Aug 10 when its crew was forced to make an emergency landing in Manassas at 12:43 p.m., according to a statement from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where the aircraft is based.
＇Initial findings are that the helicopter was struck by a bullet resulting in a minor injury to an aircrew member and damage to the aircraft,＇ says the statement on the incident, which was first reported by McClatchy. ＇The aircraft safely landed, and the incident is currently under investigation.＇
A prioritised landing made by an aircraft in response to an imminent or ongoing threat to the safety and operation of the aircraft.
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