A Marine Corps helicopter flying out of Camp Pendleton made a safe precautionary landing yesterday at a rural Southern California airport after the aircraft control-panel warning light came on.
Shortly after 1 p.m., the AH-1W Super Cobra landed at the Ramona airfield on Montecito Road, as reported by cbs8. There were no injuries, fire or structural damage, said 1st Lt. Matthew Gregory, a spokesman for the Miramar-based 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, where the twin-engine attack helicopter is stationed.
Two Marines, a pilot and a gunner, were aboard the aircraft at the time of the emergency, Gregory said.
1/3 Statement on helo landing at Ramona Airport – An AH-1W Super Cobra with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing executed a precautionary landing
— MCAS Miramar, 3rdMAW (@MCASMiramarCA) January 21, 2016
2/3 at Ramona Airport after receiving a caution light indicator. The pilots landed the aircraft safely with no injuries to personnel and — MCAS Miramar, 3rdMAW (@MCASMiramarCA) January 21, 2016
3/3 no damage to property. Follow us here on Twitter for any updates about today. — MCAS Miramar, 3rdMAW (@MCASMiramarCA) January 21, 2016
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