Black Hawk helicopter makes precautionary landing in Middlesex Township

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MIDDLESEX TOWNSHIP, Pa.–A Pennsylvania Army National Guard helicopter was forced to make a precautionary landing Friday morning in Middlesex Township after a mechanical problem arose, according to Tech. Sgt. Ted Nichols with Fort Indiantown Gap.

The UH-60 Black Hawk was returning to Fort Indiantown Gap after a 2 ½ hour training mission when the crew began experiencing a minor mechanical issue, Sgt. Nichols said.  The crew landed in a field along the 7000 block of Wertzville Road.

Two pilots and one crew member were aboard the helicopter. No injures were reported.

A maintenance team from Fort Indiantown Gap is headed to the scene.