Air Force helicopter shot at from ground while flying over Virginia, crew injured

A demonstration of Ability … to threaten POTUS … Air Force 1 & 2 are not safe

McClatchy BY TARA COPP

An Air Force helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at a Virginia airport Monday after someone shot at it, injuring a member of the crew, local and military officials told McClatchy.

The UH-1N Huey helicopter is assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Joint Base Andrews and had been on a routine training flight, the base said in a statement. The injured crew member, who was not identified, was treated at a hospital and released.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into 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.

Read more at McClatchy

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