U.S. Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing in Montverde area

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A United States Coast Guard helicopter landed in an open field in the Montverde area on Friday.


Coast Guard officials said an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter landed just to the west of Lake Apopka near Dodie Trail.

An Orange County Sheriff helicopter was also seen on the group near the Coast Guard chopper.

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Coast Guard officials said the helicopter’s aircrew performed a “precautionary emergency landing” around 8:54 a.m.

There were no injuries to the seven-person crew, and efforts to repair the helicopter and return to Air Station Clearwater are ongoing, officials said.

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