A Boeing helicopter AH-64 Apache of the US Air Force would have made an emergency landing on Tuesday near Pecineaga commune in Constanța, Romania.
American helicopters are in the region for Euro Defender 21 exercise held across Europe.
The helicopter made an emergency landing during the mission flight in the region during the exercise.
“A Boeing helicopter AH-64 Apache of the US Air Force would have made an emergency landing on Tuesday near Pecineaga commune in Constanța county.”
The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a crew of two.
It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft’s forward fuselage, and four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons for carrying armament and stores, typically a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has significant systems redundancy to improve combat survivability.