A United States Air Force helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing Monday in Virginia after the aircraft reportedly came under fire and injured a crew member.
The chopper was a UH-1N Huey from the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Joint Base Andrews. The gunfire came from the ground.
The injured crew member has been released from a hospital. The FBI is investigating the incident.
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 said in a statement.
“WFO is working jointly with our law enforcement partners, including the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident,” the FBI said. “One individual in the helicopter sustained a non-threatening injury, for which he was treated and subsequently released from the hospital.”
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