Air Force helicopter made emergency landing after being hit by bullet over Virginia
The affected aircraft was a UH-1N Huey helicopter flying at about 1,000 feet outside of Middleburg, Va., during a routine training mission, the Air Force said. The helicopter, assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron stationed at Joint Base Andrews, landed at 12:43 p.m. in nearby Manassas, Va.
The Air Force spokesperson said the branch’s Office of Special Investigations is assisting the FBI in a probe of the incident.
In recent years, more active-duty U.S. military deaths have come from training incidents than active combat operations, prompting lawmakers to take note of the trend.
Lara Seligman contributed to this report.