US Air Force Helicopter shot over Virginia, crew injured
An Air Force helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at a Virginia Airport Monday after someone had shot at the aircraft and injuring a crew member. A UH-1N Huey helicopter was conducting a routine training flight before it was forced to land at an airport on Virginia.
The aircraft is assigned to the first helicopter Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, where presidential aircraft Air Force One is housed, McClatchy reported.
The FBI is looking into the incident and said it ‘dispatched Special agents and its Evidence Response Team to the Manassas Airport after receiving reports that a helicopter was shot at from the ground nearby”
The injured crew member has not been publicly identified and was treated and released from the hospital.
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