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U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing on Key Biscayne After Bird Strike

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing on the beach near Key Biscayne after it was damaged in a bird strike Thursday morning, officials said.

(Published Thursday, March 8, 2018)

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing on the beach near Key Biscayne after it was damaged in a bird strike Thursday morning, officials said.

The Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was on a routine flight when it had to make the emergency landing around 10:30 a.m. on the beach near the southern side of Key Biscayne, officials said.

The two pilots, a flight mechanic and a rescue swimmer who were on-board weren't injured.

The helicopter was check out on the beach and the crew was able to leave.

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