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Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing in central Michigan

Jan. 22, 2014 at 4:28 PM   |   Comments

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A Coast Guard helicopter on a training flight made an emergency landing in central Michigan after it developed a malfunction, officials say.

None of the four crew members was injured when the aircraft was forced to set down in a field in New Haven Township, the Morning Sun in Mount Pleasant reported Tuesday.

Gratiot County Sheriff Doug Wright said the helicopter had flown from Traverse City to Lansing and was on its way back to Traverse City when it developed problems.

"They had to land and they had to land right now," he said.

A crew member used a cellphone to report the landing to the Lansing airport.

A semi-trailer was summoned to haul the helicopter and its crew back to Traverse City.

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