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Helicopter in Trump’s Detail Hit With Gunfire Over Virginia

The FBI is investigating an incident involving an Air Force helicopter assigned to President Donald Trump’s support detail that was hit by a bullet, over Virginia, that was shot from the ground.

McClatchy News reported:

“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 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.

Officials at Manassas Regional Airport said 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,” said airport operations officer Richard Allabaugh.

The helicopter was about 10 miles northwest of the airport, near Middleburg, and was flying about 1,000 feet above the ground when it was hit, according to officials.

One crew member in the helicopter was injured but has since been treated and released from the hospital, according to authorities. The initial findings of the investigation show that the helicopter was struck by a bullet, causing some damage to the aircraft, though it landed safely, the Air Force said.

The squadron transports senior military and civilian leaders, along with high-ranking dignitaries, and also performs emergency medical evacuations.

There is no word on the motive or the shooter at this time.

This story is developing.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. DOUGLAS m COLLINS

    August 12, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    whoever shot that helicopter should be in Gitmo!! Gitmo is open and waiting… Injured a crew member also… Life is not an option.. death penalty Mandatory should be imposed.

    • Betty blasdel

      August 13, 2020 at 11:29 am

      True,

  2. Judy

    August 12, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Is this considered an act of war against the USA?

  3. Alberto Aguilar

    August 12, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Indudablemente existen grupos armados en varios estados, dispuestos a atacar al president, ellos no lo niegan y se llenan la boca para decir que si Mr.Trump gana las eleccciones incendiarian el pasis, hay que tomar medidas urgentes y proceder contra estos decerebrados que intentan imponer sus ideas por medios violentos,

  4. Ellen

    August 13, 2020 at 5:46 am

    I sent Trump a email telling him to be extra careful he knows the Democrats had President Kennedy killed they will stop at nothing to keep him from getting re-elected play do it to one of their own don’t do it to him God bless him and our country

  5. William

    August 15, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I guess now the aircraft of our military, no matter who they carry need to be protected by armed gun ships ready to return fire with massive weapons.

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