05 May. 2008

PR# 2008-180

Civilian helicopter makes emergency landing

KABUL, Afghanistan – A contracted helicopter made an emergency landing in Konar province after coming under fire from insurgents.

The helicopter made a landing at an ISAF base, in central Konar, after taking machine-gun fire from an unknown number of insurgents. The aircrew inspected the aircraft and found one bullet hole that did minor damage to the helicopter.

No one aboard the contracted helicopter was injured and repairs are underway to get the helicopter operational.

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