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Copter forced to land on fairway

September 18, 2008|Tony Perry

A Marine helicopter with four Marines aboard made an emergency landing on the 12th green of a local golf course while returning to Miramar Marine Corps Air Station after a day of training at Camp Pendleton.

The pilot of the CH-46 landed the helicopter shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday when a cautionary light went on. No golfers were playing at the Doubletree Golf Resort course. Marine maintenance personnel checked the craft Wednesday morning and deemed it safe to fly.

By 9 a.m., the helicopter had resumed its flight and golfing was not interrupted, according to the pro shop manager.

-- Tony Perry

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