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Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing on Washington Island

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., sits on the beach on Washington Island, Wis., March 2, 2014. The crew safely made an emergency landing after the helicopter began experiencing flight control malfunctions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., sits on the beach on Washington Island, Wis., March 2, 2014. The crew safely made an emergency landing after the helicopter began experiencing flight control malfunctions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

DOOR COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A Coast Guard helicopter that was heading across Lake Michigan made an emergency landing on Door County's Washington Island.

Officials said four crew members escaped injury when the chopper had flight control problems Sunday morning, about 30 minutes into the trip.

The Coast Guard said the MH-65C Dolphin chopper was flying from an air station at Traverse City in lower Michigan to Iron Mountain in the Upper Peninsula.

The helicopter was planning to take part in a search and rescue mission, but it returned to Traverse City after its Door County landing.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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