Apache lands in Lincolnshire field as Storm Ciara looms 100220 CREDIT CO 3 Regiment Army Air Corps/Twitter
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Apache Weathers Storm Ciara After Landing In Lincolnshire Field Over 'Technical Issue'

The aircraft landed on Saturday and had to be tied to the ground as Storm Ciara approached.

Apache lands in Lincolnshire field as Storm Ciara looms 100220 CREDIT CO 3 Regiment Army Air Corps/Twitter

A British Army Apache helicopter felt the effects of Storm Ciara after landing in a Lincolnshire field due to a "technical issue".

The attack helicopter had to be tied to the ground as the storm, that has battered the UK since the weekend, passed through.

The helicopter had been coming back from a training exercise when it made a "precautionary landing" on Saturday.

Lieutenant Colonel Nick English, Commanding Officer of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, tweeted: "If you happen to see an Apache parked in a field in Lincolnshire, don’t worry!

"Due to a technical issue, the crew made a precautionary landing in a field. Our engineers are looking at it now."

Soldiers from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers arrived on the scene on Saturday evening - however, work on the aircraft had to be delayed until Monday as Storm Ciara approached.

The Apache weathered the storm "nicely" but is still undergoing checks, according to Lt Col English.

Cover image: CO 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.