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A CH-53 Super Stallion lands in a field at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., during a formation flight, Sept. 25, 2017. The formation flight allowed the Marines to showcase their ability to plan and execute an eight-aircraft formation. The Marines are with HMHT-302. (Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicholas Guevara)

Photo by Pfc. Nicholas Guevara

Media Release : 17-020 CH-53E conducts emergency landing, no injuries

11 Oct 2017 | 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter belonging to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing was conducting regularly scheduled training when it was forced to make an emergency landing at a field outside the Northern Training Area due to an inflight fire at approximately 5:20 pm today. There were no injuries to the crew or civilians as a result of this incident. Local first responders attended to the incident quickly and extinguished the fire. The cause of this incident is under investigation and there is limited information at this time. We are currently working with local and military police to secure the site for follow on investigation and everyone's safety. Additional details will be released when information is available.