eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new


Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing Near NJ School

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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.

PHOTOS: From The Scene

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.

Top Content On CBSPhilly