Thursday, September 30, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: RSAF Apache crash lands

A Republic of Singapore Air Force AH-64D Apache has crash landed on an open field near its base in Sembawang in Singapore's north. Neither the crew or civilians on the ground were unhurt.

From photos at the site of the incident, the tail section has broken off. It looks like the aircraft is a write off.

The Singapore Ministry of Defence has issued a short statement regarding the incident.

Military personnel inspect a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) AH-64 Apache helicopter as it sits in an open field after crash landing in the Woodlands area in northern Singapore September 30, 2010. Singapore's Ministry of Defence said the helicopter made a forced landing in the field, and the pilots appeared uninjured, local media reported. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE - Tags: TRANSPORT MILITARY DISASTER)

Location of crash site based on Mindef's statement. The site is to the left of Point A on the image. The forested area to the right is Sembawang Airbase.

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