Military helicopter forced to make emergency landing

05-05-2010

An Mi-24 military helicopter taking part in Czech-British military training operations in the Czech Republic (known as Flying Rhino) was forced to emergency land on Tuesday evening near Třeštice, outside of Jihlava. A military spokesperson said the helicopter had experienced a technical problem, forcing the landing. Nobody was hurt in the incident. Technicians, who arrived at the scene shortly after the landing, investigated whether the machine could return to operation. Flying Rhino is now in its eighth consecutive year in the Czech Republic, with some 3,000 soldiers - from here and abroad - taking part.