Air Force helicopter shot at midair, service member injured

Air Force helicopter shot at midair, service member injured


A military helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday in Manassas, Va.; after it was struck by a bullet; injuring a service member inside, U.S. military officials said.


The UH-1N Huey helicopter was conducting a routine training mission when the incident occurred; a spokesperson from Joint Base Andrews said in a statement.


The bullet caused a minor injury to an aircrew member; and also damage to the aircraft; which is attached to the 1st Helicopter Squadron.


The FBI also said the injured service member was treated; as well as released from the hospital.



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“The aircraft safely landed; and the incident is also currently under investigation,” the spokesperson said.


The FBI’s Washington Field Office said it dispatched special agents to the Manassas Airport; to investigate the incident.


The FBI and Joint Base Andrews called on members of the public with any information; about the shooting to contact authorities.





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