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Va. Guard helicopter makes forced landing

Thursday - 8/30/2012, 5:55pm  ET

HANOVER, Va. - No one was injured when a Virginia Army National Guard helicopter was forced to land in a Hanover County cornfield.

Officials say the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from nearby Sandston made a precautionary landing around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Virginia Guard spokesman Cotton Puryear told WWBT-TV ( http://bit.ly/S2Glyc) that three soldiers were conducting a routine training mission when they were forced to land.

Sensors on the helicopter alerted the crew that they needed to land. The soldiers brought the helicopter down safely under its own power. Mechanics are inspecting the aircraft.

The helicopter is from the Guard's 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 91st Troop Command.


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