A UK Royal Army Apache helicopter accidentally opened fire at the Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk, several local media outlets have reported.
The incident occurred as the helicopter was being wheeled out of a hangar, but luckily no one was injured in the accident, according to the reports. The fired round is yet to be found.
It is yet unclear whether the helicopter could have fired the round on its own, or whether it was a human error. Worth noting is that the same helicopter previously experienced a malfunction during a live-fire training exercise.
The Apache landed at the Sculthorpe training range in Norfolk following the malfunction, and was flown back to the Wattisham base thereafter.
The army confirmed that there were no injuries reported and that it would investigate the incident.
The Apache carries a M230 30 mm autocannon and other missiles and rockets.