Four Marines were able to get out of a heavy lift helicopter safely after it made an emergency landing just miles from their air station.
A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina made an emergency landing on Sep 3, 2020. The aircraft landed in Dixon, which is about 11 miles from New River.
All four crew members aboard the aircraft were safe and no injuries were reported.
The Marine Corps released few details about the mishap, citing an ongoing investigation.
'We are thankful for the quick response to the scene by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Onslow County Sheriff's Office and Onslow County Emergency Medical Service,' the service said.
A military base by a military force for the operation of military aircraft.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is strategically positioned approximately 40 miles south of Camp Pendleton, the Corps' largest amphibious assault training area.