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US Air Force helicopter makes emergency landing after someone shots it in Virginia

Christian Fernsby |
Federal agents are looking into who opened fire on a US Air Force helicopter, injuring one crew member and forcing it to make an emergency landing at an airport in Virginia during a training mission.

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Topics: VIRGINIA   

The crew member was hurt when the UH-1N Huey helicopter was struck by a bullet on Monday, Joint Base Andrews said in a statement.

The helicopter interrupted the routine training flight to land at the Manassas Airport, not far from Washington, DC. USAF says the injured airman was taken to the hospital and treated for a “nonthreatening” injury. He or she has since been released.

FBI special agents and an Evidence Response Team were sent to the airport, after reports that the helicopter was struck by gunfire from the ground.

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