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Apache attack helicopter opens fire on Suffolk base

by LLB Reporter
6th Nov 20 11:55 am

A British Army Apache attack helicopter opened fire by mistake on a army base at Wattisham Flying Station on Wednesday, and the army are now investigating the incident.

The accident, or what is called in the military a “negligent discharged” happened as the Apache was being wheeled out of a hangar.

According to The Sun newspaper, this comes as the helicopter suffered a malfunction during a live firing training exercise which forced the Apache to land at Sculthorpe training range, in Norfolk.

The newspaper said that the pilots flew back to Suffolk army base for repairs when the training round was accidentally fired, which is still yet to be found.

Speaking to Sky News, and army spokeswoman said, “We are aware of an incident at Wattisham Flying Station which is being investigated.”

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