Black Hawk makes hard landing at McPherson Airport

By Chris Swick
July 22, 2015

A Black Hawk helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing just before midnight Tuesday at the McPherson Airport.

According to a press release from the Kansas Army National Guard, the UH-60 Black Hawk was involved in a standard, night-training exercise when it was forced to make a hard landing at 11:54 p-m on the runway at McPherson Airport.

The National Guard didn't specify what caused the forced landing, other than to say that it sustained damage that made it unable to fly. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it was a malfunction to the helicopter's tail rotor that caused the hard landing.

There were four crew members from the Kansas National Guard's 1stBattalion, 108thAviation on board. No injuries were reported.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.