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Marine helicopter makes emergency landing near Tarboro

Posted October 24, 2008 9:33 a.m. EDT

— A marine helicopter made a precautionary landing on Tuesday near Tarboro after a small electrical fire started on board, military officials said in a press release.

The Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter landed just after 6 p.m. Tuesday in a farmer’s field.

The helicopter belongs to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. It was on a return leg of a troop transport mission.

No one was injured during the event. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The aircraft is expected to be repaired on-scene and return to MCAS New River within a week.