Army Aviation

Drone Hits Military Chopper Over Staten Island

By Marilu Galvez: An Army Black Hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island.

The drone hit the helicopter approximately 500 feet over Midland Beach Thursday night.

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.

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

The military is investigating the incident.

2017 WABC-TV., Marilu Galvez, Friday, September 22, 2017 06:35PM