Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

ByMarilu Galvez WABC logo
Friday, September 22, 2017
Drone hits military chopper over Midland Beach, Staten Island
The drone hit the helicopter approximately 500 feet over Midland Beach Thursday night.

MIDLAND BEACH, Staten Island (WABC) -- An Army Black Hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island.

The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., was in New York City for the United Nations patrol.

A piece of the drone bounced off the rotor and became lodged in the aircraft.

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Army Black Hawk helicopter damaged by a drone over Staten Island.

The pilot, who was not injured, was able to land the helicopter at Linden Airport in New Jersey.

The military is investigating the incident.