Suffolk: US Air Force helicopter makes precautionary landing in field after smoke seen in cockpit
A U.S. Air Force helicopter made a precautionary landing in a field near Santon Downham due to smoke in the cockpit from a failed windscreen wiper motor.
The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, which had six people on board, landed at 4.34pm yesterday.
It was on a routine training mission when it landed five miles east of its base, RAF Lakenheath. The pilot followed emergency procedures and nobody was injured in the landing.
The aircraft was fixed by a maintenance crew within six hours.
The HH-60G belongs to the 56th Rescue Squadron and conducts day or night operations in hostile environments to recover downed aircrew or other isolated personnel during war.
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The cause of the incident is being investigated.
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