Tuesday, November 29, 2022

AH-64 Apache made an emergency landing in a Grimes County field Texas

An Army AH-64 Apache helicopter has made an emergency landing in a Grimes County field.

Two people were on board but were not hurt.

The helicopter experienced a hydraulic leak in mid-flight and was forced to land in an empty field along County Road 215 south of Anderson, according to Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell.


The chopper departed from a location in Bryan on Thursday afternoon and was on its way to a location in Conroe, said Sheriff Sowell.

Mechanic crews responding to the scene to help repair the aircraft.

It will likely remain in the field overnight, said Sheriff Sowell.

There will be someone with law enforcement or the Army there to guard it.

They will likely attempt to remove it from the field sometime on Friday.

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft’s forward fuselage. It has four hardpointsmounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has a large amount of systems redundancy to improve combat survivability.


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