08 Jan '18, 1pm

Another US military helicopter forced to make emergency landing on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries or damage was reported Monday after a Marine Corps helicopter — the second in three days — was brought down on Okinawa because of an emergency. An AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma made an emergency landing at about 4:45 p.m. inside a fenced-off, grassy area at a private waste disposal site in Yomitan village, an Okinawa police spokesman said. It was put down on the northern side of Hotel Nikko Alivila by its two crewmembers after a warning light came on. No smoke or flames were reported. Marine officials could not be reached for comment on Monday evening. The emergency comes on the heels of a similar incident Saturday, where a UH-1Y Venom from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing made a “preventive landing” just after 4 p.m. on an Ikei Island beach. A warning light indicated excessive speed from its main rotor. The Viper —...

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