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Apache gunship lands on Monmouth School sports fields

March 12th, 2015

Monmouth School provided a safe place to land for an Army Air Corps Apache gunship when the aircraft’s warning light started flashing. The impressive helicopter landed on the School’s playing fields at around 11am this morning (Thursday, March 12).

The two pilots from Middle Wallop Airfield had completed about half of their training flight to Shawbury when the flight management computer warned them to make an emergency landing.

Luckily, an Old Monmothian flying in formation with them suggested Monmouth School’s sports ground would be the perfect place to stop.

The landing went smoothly and attracted around 50 members of the public to come and take photographs.

The engineers have been summoned and it is thought the gunship will be fixed and on its way in the next 48 hours.

Sixth Formers posing with the Apache Helicopter
Monmouth School Sixth Formers: (l-r) Tom, 18, Alex, 18, and Toby, 17
Apache Helicopter with Monmouth School in the background
Monmouth School
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