A United States Air Force helicopter flying near Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia was struck by a bullet during a routine training mission. There were two pilots aboard the helicopter, there is one reported minor injury to an aircrew member.
The Air Force has confirmed that
initial findings are that an AF “helicopter was struck by a bullet resulting in a minor injury to an aircrew member and damage to the aircraft” while flying over Virginia on a training mission.
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) August 12, 2020
According to US News and World Report – The UH-1N Huey helicopter, assigned to Joint Base Andrews just outside of Washington, D.C., was conducting a routine training flight roughly 1,000 feet above the ground before it was forced to make an emergency landing at an airport in nearby Manassas, Virginia, after being struck by a bullet, an Air Force spokesperson tells U.S. News. The helicopter is assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron, which supports the movement of the president and other senior government officials to and from Andrews, where Air Force One is also based.
Air Force Helicopter Shot At Over Virginia, Injuring Crew Member
The FBI is investigating the incident, involving a helicopter assigned to President Donald Trump’s support detail.
— Charles R. Smith🔹 (@softwarnet) August 12, 2020
According to McClatchy – 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. It was flying about 1,000 feet off the ground, about 10 miles northwest of Manassas Regional Airport when the incident occurred, the Air Force said in a statement.
The injured crew member, who was not identified, was treated at a hospital and released.
“Initial findings are that the helicopter was struck by a bullet resulting in a minor injury to an aircrew member and damage to the aircraft,” the Air Force said.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.
This is not the first disturbing event tied to President Trump in the past week.
Two days ago, 100 Percent Fed Up reported – President Trump was abruptly escorted out of a press briefing by Secret Service after it was discovered that a shooting incident had taken place outside of the White House during his press briefing.
On Friday, President Trump spoke to workers at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio at one point, he suggested that he may have a target on his back, telling the workers, “I have a lot of enemies out there. This may be the last time you see me for a while.”
Trump spoke to workers to tout his efforts to restore America’s manufacturing base. During the speech, Trump also spoke about his working to reform prescription drug pricing by the pharmaceutical industry, as previously reported by 100% FED Up. While speaking about reducing drug prices by cutting out the middlemen, Trump said he has made a lot of enemies.
TRUMP: “So, I have a lot of enemies out there right now. This might be the last time you see me for awhile. A lot of very very rich enemies and they are not happy with what I am doing.” pic.twitter.com/Fvwko4Rac9
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 7, 2020
“…So I have a lot of enemies out there. This may be the last time you’ll see me for a while. A lot of very, very rich enemies, but they are not happy with what I’m doing. But I figure we have one chance to do it, and no other President is going to do what I do. No other President would do a favored nations, a rebate, a buy from other nations at much less cost. Nobody. And there are a lot of unhappy people, and they’re very rich people, and they’re very unhappy,” the President said.
On Monday afternoon, President Trump was abruptly pulled by Secret Service from a press briefing due to shots fired by Secret Service agents directly outside the White House complex. The President was speaking on the topic of fraudulent, mail-in ballots prior to being whispered to by a White House Secret Service agent. Trump abruptly left the press briefing room and was briefed on the situation from the Oval Office.
Leftist Democrats were quick to mock and harass the President for following Secret Service protocol. Twitter user, Cernovich, was quick to point to the President’s comments to Whirpool workers:
Trump said this last week.
Moments ago a man was shot outside of the White House. https://t.co/7URD6RvbU8
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 10, 2020
Others mocked President Trump as a “Bunker B*tch” alleging that he hid in the White House bunker. Upon returning to his press briefing, Trump was asked by reporters where he was taken. President Trump informed reporters and the American people of the situation – a shooting outside the White House complex – and that he was briefed of the situation from the Oval Office.
Secret service involved in shooting outside of the White House and Trump was escourted away from the news briefing 🙄 pic.twitter.com/LtEZKLppMl
— Ski_Love70 (@Craig_Ski_Love) August 10, 2020
President Trump answered questions of his personal reaction to the situation telling reporters “I didn’t even think about not coming back.” Further, Trump was asked, “Are you rattled by this at all, Mr. President?” The President quickly responded, “Do I seem rattled?”
President Trump: "I didn't even think about not coming back" to the briefing. pic.twitter.com/BjJt3uKdM4
— The Hill (@thehill) August 10, 2020