• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Army helicopter makes controlled field landing

An Army Apache helicopter has been forced to make a controlled landing in a field.

The attack helicopter, which had been taking part in a training exercise, landed in Milltimber near Aberdeen at around 12 noon yesterday.

The aircraft suffered "possible mechanical failure", an Army spokeswoman said. "Army Air Corps engineers are on their way to recover the helicopter and there will be an investigation," she said.

Both crew members on board were uninjured.

The Apache was taking part in Nato's Operation Joint Warrior training exercise and was flying to the airfield at Kinloss Barracks in Moray from West Freugh near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.