Army helicopter makes precautionay landing near Nuremberg
Two AH-64 Apache helicopters (left and middle) from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and one German Tiger Attack helicopter (right) from 4th Battalion, Kampfhubschrauberregiment 36, Fritzlar, Germany, take off from t... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

NUREMBERG, Germany - A Helicopter from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade

conducted a precautionary landing at 1835 local time, Thursday, Aug. 17, in

a field near the village of Traunfeld.

The AH-64 Apache from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, was returning

from gunnery training at the Grafenwoehr Training Area when the pilots

observed a maintenance warning light. They followed protocol and landed the

aircraft in the safest open area.

No one was injured during the incident.

The aircraft presence drew a small crowd of locals from Traunfeld who

graciously treated the pilots to coffee and pastries. The pilots repaid the

favor by providing the local children with tour of the AH-64.

A downed aircraft recovery team was immediately launched from Grafenwoehr to

inspect the aircraft. The team replaced a transmission sensor and the

aircraft departed for Ansbach Army Airfield and safely landed at around 2400

hours.

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