USCG Chopper Makes Emergency Landing

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USCG Helicopter On Washington Island shore.  (USCG Photo)

USCG Helicopter On Washington Island shore. (USCG Photo)

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Coast Guard air crew made an emergency landing on Washington Island, Wisconsin yesterday morning after their helicopter experienced flight control malfunctions.

According to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard, the crew of the helicopter based out of Traverse City contacted the air station around 8:30 a.m.and said they would be making an emergency landing on the beach on Washington Island.

The aircraft’s four-member crew launched early Sunday morning from Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, en route to Iron Mountain.

About 30 minutes into the flight near the western shore of Lake Michigan, the crew declared an in-flight emergency with air traffic control and safely landed on the beach of Washington Island.

No injuries were reported.

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