Two U.S. soldiers reportedly suffered light injuries during a hard landing of a HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan early on Tuesday.
The helicopter suffered an unspecified mechanical failure during operations over the Achin District in eastern Afghanistan. No statements have been made as to whether or not the helicopter had been fired upon by members of the Taliban or ISIS-K, which are both known to operate in the area.
A U.S. HH-60 Black Hawk suffered a mechanical issue that resulted in a hard landing during operations near Achin, Nangarhar early this morning,” The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said in a statement. “Rescue personnel safely recovered the crew. Two crew members suffered minor injuries in the landing and are receiving treatment at a coalition medical facility.”
The aircraft is being recovered and the incident is under investigation.