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An Air Force helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Virginia after it was reportedly shot at, injuring a crew member and prompting an FBI probe into the incident, numerous sources reported Wednesday.

The UH-1N Huey helicopter, assigned to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., was on a routine training flight roughly 1,000 feet above the ground when it was struck by a bullet. The helicopter made an emergency landing at an airport in Manassas, an Air Force spokesperson told US News.

Officials at Manassas Regional Airport told McClatchey that they received a call at about 12:20 p.m. alerting them that a “military helicopter was inbound and that paramedics were on the way.”

Joint Base Andrews is home to Air Force helicopter and fighter squadrons along with the presidential aircraft Air Force One.

“One individual in the helicopter sustained a non-threatening injury, for which he was treated and subsequently released from the hospital,” the FBI said according to McClatchey.

The aircraft was also damaged.

The FBI is investigating the incident alongside the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and local law enforcement agencies, according to US News.

  • PAULETTE says:


    • Linda Deutsch says:

      Life or long term sentences are a financial albatross around the necks of innocent law abiding taxpayers! It is past due time to re-instate chain gangs to make these criminal assholes pay their own way in prison or use the death penalty. Make them work hard enough to not only earn their (prison) keep but also to make restitution for all damages their crime incurred on private persons, property, or the country!!!!!

  • MAC says:

    I bet it, “Felt” like a great act of resist much at the time. But this is an easy undertaking. The shooter has buried that weapon……down deep.

  • ShadowWarriorsMonkey says:

    Seems they got their choppers mixed up.
    Strikes me as an assassination attempt. This took big balls and it’s time to take out these assholes and start getting so overwhelmingly aggressive, that they don’t know what hit them. I’m so sick and tired of this political insurrection, violence fake virus bullshit.
    Mr. President, end this right fucking now!

  • Dennis says:

    I’d be willing to say this is a trial run. I think you all know what I mean.

  • Roderick Morgan says:

    Shoot the Shooter……………

  • Adam Selene says:

    The shot that might be “Heard around the world”. That action is an open declaration of War !!

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