A US Air Force VIP transport helicopter has been shot at from the ground while flying over Virginia and was forced to make an emergency landing following the incident, according to reports.
The incident, during which one crew member reportedly sustained injuries, occurred on August 10.
The UH-1N Huey helicopter, assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, was flying a regular training mission at the time of the shooting.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has meanwhile started an investigation into the incident. The agency is said to have dispatched personnel to the Manassas Airport after receiving reports of the shooting.
The injured crew member was treated at a local medical facility and has since been released.
UH-1N helicopters from 1st Helicopter Squadron are used for the airlift of senior military and civilian leaders, high-ranking dignitaries, and distinguished visitors, in addition to standing ready for the evacuation of officials from the Capital area.