British Helicopter Makes Unscheduled Landing in Jordan Valley

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -

A British military helicopter made an unscheduled landing on Sunday in Yehudah and Shomron because of a “technical malfunction,” an IDF spokeswoman said.

There were no casualties in the incident on Sunday afternoon, and Israeli troops were “securing the scene,” she added.

The Israeli spokeswoman said the helicopter had “made an emergency landing in the Jordan Valley as a result of a technical malfunction.”

The British Ministry of Defense described the landing as “precautionary” rather than an “emergency” but declined to elaborate.

The Sky news website said the RAF helicopter had been en route from the Jordanian capital Amman to Cyprus when it was forced to land.

The Israeli spokeswoman denied a report that the aircraft had landed in an Israeli minefield but would not say exactly where it came down.