Two airmen were injured when a Minot Air Force Base helicopter made an emergency landing todays.
A UH-1 Huey Helicopter stationed at the local base was forced to make an emergency landing in McLean County, near the town of Parshall about 10:45am.
Commander of the 91st Operations Group Colonel Bryan Haderlie says the five people were on board when the incident occurred and two only suffered minor injuries.
Haderlie says an investigation into the cause of the incident is already underway.
(Col. Bryan Haderlie, MAFB 91st Missile Wing Commander) "It was a landing that you would characterize as a mishap, it was not a normal landing. All the crew members are alive and well with two minor injuries. The investigation will reveal what factors may have contributed to the mishap."
The UH-1 Huey helicopter is flown by the 91st Missile Wing that operates a squadron of Hueys in support of the missile site and launch control facilities in the north central part of North Dakota.
The 91st has eight Hueys in it's inventory and Colonel Haderlie says the aircraft will not be grounded because of today's incident, although their missions will temporarily be restricted to the region around the Minot Air Force Base.