Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Onslow County

A helicopter from the New River Air Station made a precautionary emergency landing this afternoon outside of Jacksonville.

Air station spokeswoman Lt. Kristin Dalton says the UH-1N Huey helicopter landed safely around 1:30 p.m in a field. The six crewmembers on-board were not injured.

Sheriff Ed Brown says it happened on Gould Road, that's off Pony Farm Road. Brown says he understands the chopper was put down because of engine problems.

Dalton says the emergency landing is under investigation. The aircraft belongs to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 at 05:17 PM
    FYI it was 1 pilot and 1 Crew Chief, the other 4 marines were passengers so even better job by the crew!!
  • by HueyDoctor Location: Jacksonville on Mar 16, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    HMLA 167's crew did a fabulous job. It was more of an emergency landing than a precautionary one. They had an engine blow with a subsequent fire badly damaging the aircraft. Great performance by the crew in a dangerous situation. But hey, that's what the Marines do.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 at 06:18 PM
    Six crew members no wonder. Poor little huey. Good job to the crew and the sticks.
  • by C Sumerlin Location: Greenville on Mar 14, 2011 at 03:18 PM
    In my ten years flying helicopters with the Air Force, I had to make numerous precautionary landings. Korea, Phillippines, Andrews AFB and Shaw AFB. As long as everyone can walk away is great.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    Thankful everyone was ok!
  • by MSgt USMC (Ret) Location: Kinston on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!
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