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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.

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.