US military helicopter shot on training exercise

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US military helicopter shot on training exercise


A US Air Force photo of UH-1N helicopters

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US Air Force

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The helicopter was a UH-1N Huey model

The FBI has launched an investigation after a US military helicopter was struck by a bullet while conducting a routine training exercise over the state of Virginia.

One crew member was injured in the shooting on Monday and the helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing.

Officials said the aircraft was flying about 1,000ft (300m) above the ground when it was hit.

They are appealing for witnesses.

The incident took place early Monday afternoon, some 16km (10 miles) from Manassas Regional Airport, in north Virginia.

The helicopter made an emergency landing at the airport after being hit.

The injured crew member was taken to hospital following the incident but ha

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