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Navy helicopter makes emergency landing in Volusia County
« on: June 06, 2024, 01:18:41 PM »

A Navy helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday morning in Volusia County.

It happened east of State Road 11 and north of State Road 40, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

Daytona Approach contacted an Embry-Riddle plane Wednesday morning, asking for help in locating a United States Navy helicopter.

"I need a favor from you," asked the man. "We had a Navy helicopter with a transmission issue just landed off-field, off your right side."

The Riddle plane then got eyes on the chopper.  "In a field," he told them. "In a grass field right by where the power line is. "

VCSO said the chopper made a distress call about having transmission issues and was trying to land. Then, they lost contact.   Deputies also helped to locate the chopper. They spotted it, said it appeared to have no damage, and landed to make contact with the crew.

No injuries have been reported.