Full Video: Helicopter Shot in Virginia, Forced Landing
Breaking: A US Air Force helicopter shot in Virginia by someone from the ground during a training mission on Monday and then it was forced to make an emergency landing.
The FBI is searching on what led to this shooting of the military helicopter.
While the news of shooting revealed on Wednesday, the event actually occurred on Monday and federal agents were called to the scene to investigate., according to the US military.
According to airport operations officer Richard Allabaugh, they received a call at 12:20 p.m. informing them that “a military helicopter was inbound and that paramedics were on the way,”.
The UH-1N Huey helicopter is assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, was flying about 1,000 feet off the ground, about 10 miles northwest of Manassas Regional Airport when the incident occurred, the Air Force announced in a statement.
You can watch the bellow video of the helicopters assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron:
One injured following the helicopter shot in Virginia
Although the helicopter landed safely at Manassas Regional Airport, one who was aboard injured and was taken to the hospital.
Injured who was not named yet was treated at a hospital and released after a while.
“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,” according to the Air Force’s report.
The FBI is looking into the incident.
“On Monday, August 10, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) 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 FBI announced in the statement following the strange shooting.
The FBI “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 FBI’s Washington Field Office declared in a statement.
Joint Base Andrews explains: “The Office of Special Investigations is fully engaged with our FBI colleagues on this incident. OSI take threats to our Airmen and our resources very seriously. As this is an ongoing investigation, no further investigative details can be released at this time,”.