Army Helicopter Makes ‘Hard Landing’ in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army spokesman says emergency responders were called overnight when a helicopter flown by special operations troops made a “hard landing” at a military airstrip in Savannah.

Maj. Allen Hill could not say Thursday morning whether anyone was injured in the rough landing at Hunter Army Airfield. He says the crew was returning from a routine training flight late Wednesday shortly before midnight.

The flight crew belongs to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Also known as the Night Stalkers, it’s an elite unit trained to fly helicopters behind enemy lines under cover of darkness.

Hill said he could not immediately identify the type of helicopter or say how much damage it sustained. He says the Army is investigating.

Source: Associated Press