Helicopter makes precautionary emergency landing in Virginia Beach

Posted at 4:16 PM, Apr 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-26 19:46:53-04

According to Mike Maus, Public Affairs Officer with the Navy, an MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 made a precautionary emergency landing in Virginia Beach near Naval Air Station Oceana .

There were no injuries reported and no damage.

According to Virginia Beach dispatch, the city is assisting with traffic control. One fire unit responded to the 1600 block of Harpers Rd.

According to Tim Riley of the Virginia Beach Fire Department, the helicopter landed in a field off Harpers Rd. There were 8 crewmen on board says Riley.

Maintenance crews from HM-14 at Naval Station Norfolk Chamber's Field have responded to the scene.