Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing Near NJ School
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MEDFORD, NJ (CBS) – A military helicopter made an emergency landing near a South Jersey school.
The Chinook helicopter with U.S. military decals landed in the ball fields near Chairville Elementary School in Medford around 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
The USMC Chinook from Joint Base Maguire was heading to Quantico, Va. when it experienced a technical issue and was forced to land.
Chairville Elementary School was chosen based on availability and space.
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No injuries have been reported.
The chopper is expected to be repaired and back in the air by 6 p.m.
Officials say children were present inside the school at the time, but there is no cause for concern.
Fire crews did respond to the scene.