Border Patrol: Thrown rock damages helicopter rotor
November 8, 2013

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the CBP helicopter forced down in the Lower Rio Grande Valley had its main rotor damaged by a rock launched from the ground.

A CBP statement issued Thursday says the assailant who launched the rock Tuesday afternoon hasn’t been identified.

The two-member crew of the American Eurocopter AS350 helicopter by was able to land the damaged aircraft safely without injury in a vacant lot in the border town of Roma.

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