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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (). AN Apache chopper was stuck in a bog for two days after it had to land in last week’s storms.  The £40million war machine – famous for doing battle in the middle east and Balkans – was forced to land in a farmer’s field in Lincolnshire because of high winds.  Engineers were dispatched to bring the armed gunship back to its base – but were stunned when they realised it had sunk into the mud of the crop field.  A team of servicemen were needed to secure the hellfire missiles and a 30mm chain gun then dig the chopper out of the bog by hand with spades.  In total it took a crane, two Land Rovers and 13 troops with spades to free it at Helpringham, Lincs.  On Tuesday 3 Regiment tweeted that getting the Apache out of a damp field requires some engineering ingenuity and “some work with a spade.”  They added: “Rigging an aircraft for a road move on unstable ground is not easy. It has to be stripped to fit on a specialist trailer and then winched onto mats.  “It should be on its way home soon and the farmer can have the field back!”  GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

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