CBP confirms US chopper shot down at Texas border, no injuries

by FOXNews.com  |  published on June 6, 2015

CBP-Helicopter-BBTX-Photo-Bob-PriceWASHINGTON – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter was fired at and forced to make an emergency landing near the river banks of Laredo, Texas, officials confirmed to Fox News on Saturday.

The incident took place around 5:30 p.m. Friday when the aircraft was patrolling the Rio Grande near the far northwest corner of the border city of Laredo.

“The helicopter was impacted by gunfire, hitting the side of the aircraft and the rotor blade,” a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told Fox News. “The pilot was able to make a safe landing, there were no injuries. There is an on-going search for the suspects on both sides of the border.”

  • tom2

    Use Apache gunships, backed up by c-130 puffers.

  • Dave

    I hear they want to retire the A-10 Warthogs. Send them down to patrol the border with orders to destroy any target that fires upon them or any American personnel. Did you ever see what a burst from that 30mm nose gun will do?

  • Bob in Florida

    Solution –
    – Arm all aircraft patrolling the border
    – Fly in pairs, maintain separation
    – One comes under fire, the second returns fire (with extreme prejudice)

  • Dolores Adams

    I would say to lay some claymore mines along the border to catch these people that want to kill us. I know it’s not nice, but we need to protect ourselves. This administration won’t do it.

    • KenRad


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