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A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hovers off the ground during a training exercise at Hohenfels, Germany, on June 1, 2017. According to Austrian media reports on Friday, July 28, 2017, a Black Hawk apparently struck treetops on July 27 while returning from an exercise in Hungary and flying low through central Austria.

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hovers off the ground during a training exercise at Hohenfels, Germany, on June 1, 2017. According to Austrian media reports on Friday, July 28, 2017, a Black Hawk apparently struck treetops on July 27 while returning from an exercise in Hungary and flying low through central Austria. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter executed an emergency landing in Austria after sustaining damage to the aircraft’s tail, Austrian media reports said.

About 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, the Black Hawk, which was returning from an exercise in Hungary, apparently struck treetops while flying low through central Austria. It was forced to land in a field near the town of Mautern, Austrian defense officials told local media.

There were no reports of injuries to the seven crew members, who spent the night at an Austrian army base in Mautern.

U.S. Army Europe has been conducting drills in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria as part of its Saber Guardian exercise, with some troops and aircraft transiting through Austria.

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