Warning signal forces Marines chopper to land on Pala Mesa Golf Course

No injuries reported in emergency landing

FALLBROOK, Calif. - A team of mechanics is headed to Fallbrook Tuesday to repair a U.S. Marines helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing on a golf course.

Four Camp Pendleton-based Marines were on a training mission on the UH-1Y Huey helicopter.

They had just left Temecula heading back to Camp Pendleton when a light came on warning of an imminent transmission failure.

The signal meant rotors would stop and the helicopter would fall.

The Marines quickly found the closest place to land -- the Pala Mesa Golf Course on Old Highway 395 near Canonita Drive.

All four Marines were uninjured and marked their ordeal by posing for pictures alongside the disabled aircraft.

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