Military helicopter makes emergency landing near Medford, NJ school

May 29, 2013 4:01:54 PM PDT
A military helicopter made an emergency landing behind an elementary school in Medford, New Jersey Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. Medford Police responded to the Chairville Elementary School for a report of a military helicopter making an emergency landing in a baseball field between the school and the campus of the Burlington County Institute of Technology-Medford along Chairville Road.

According to authorities, the pilot experienced a mechanic problem and set the helicopter down safely.

They are now awaiting delivery of a part to fix the issue.

Police say the helicopter, a CH-46 Sea Knight model, was en route from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and heading south for Quantico, Virginia.


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