Marine helicopter makes emergency landing in Onslow County

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter (Photo: Allison J. Herman)

SNEADS FERRY, NC (AP) — A US Marines helicopter was forced to make a precautionary emergency landing and caught fire in eastern North Carolina.

The Daily News in Jacksonville reports that the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon.

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Officials with Marine Corps Air Station New River told the newspaper that no injuries were reported.

The reason for the landing of the CH-53E remains under investigation.

The helicopter landed in a field in Sneads Ferry.

The Marine Corps said in a press release that it was 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.