Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

ByMarilu Galvez WABC logo
Friday, September 22, 2017
Drone hits military chopper over Midland Beach, Staten Island
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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.