NAVY CHOPPER DOWN: One injured, both pilots okay in sliding to treeline during emergency landing

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ISLE OF WIGHT, VA. – The Virginia State Police report that on January 12, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Virginia State Police were called to investigate a United States Navy helicopter that had to make an emergency landing in an open field in Isle of Wight County.

As the helicopter pilot was making the emergency landing, the momentum of the craft caused it to slide into the wood line. The craft struck several trees sustaining damage to the front cockpit area and both sides of the landing skids.

There were three members on board, the two pilots were not injured but the back passenger was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

 The US Navy Investigation and Security personnel are on scene and have taken over the investigation.  

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