U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing On A Lake Michigan Island

Posted at 5:40 PM, Mar 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-03 11:01:17-05

Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (Mar. 2, 2014) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on Washington Island, Wisc., Sunday morning after the helicopter had flight control malfunctions.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the crew on the Dolphin helicopter based out of Traverse City took off from the Cherry Capital Airport on its way to Iron Mountain, Mich., when it experienced problems.

After 30 minutes in the air, the crew then notified the operations center in Traverse City with their intent to make an emergency landing on Washington Island.

They were able to land the helicopter safely on the beach of the island.

The crew of the helicopter was uninjured, and the Coast Guard is working on a plan to recover the aircraft.