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Marine Corps helicopter makes "precautionary" landing near freeway in North County

Posted: 11:17 PM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 02:18:51-05
Super Stallion lands in field near I-15 and Highway 76

BONSALL, Calif. (KGTV) - A Marine Corps helicopter made a “precautionary” landing near the I-15 freeway and Highway 76 near Bonsall Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing said the crew of the CH-53E Super Stallion noticed an indicator light in the cockpit signaling a generator had failed.

Around 3:30 p.m. the helicopter landed safely in a field on the west side of I-15, north of highway 76.

No one was injured, according to a MAW spokesperson.

The aircraft remained in the field through the evening and was scheduled to return to MCAS Miramar on Tuesday.