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Black Hawk Down; Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing On Long Island

After Repair Was Made, The Black Hawk Chopper Safely Flew Off
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter like this one had to make an emergency landing in Miller Place on Long Island. (file/credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/GettyImages)

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter like this one had to make an emergency landing in Miller Place on Long Island. (file/credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/GettyImages)

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MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Some Suffolk County residents got a close-up look at a Black Hawk helicopter after authorities said it had to make an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon.

The Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter landed in a sod farm in Miller Place on Long Island. Authorities said the chopper’s windshield cracked after a hatch in the front became loose and hit it.

“I heard them, went out and looked and it was hovering. And then he came over towards the sod farm and gradually descended and had a comfortable landing,” witness Bob Riggel said.

The two people on board the helicopter were not injured, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

“It was cool because it was one of those Army helicopters,” a little girl named Amanda said.

Four mechanics from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation came and fixed the problem. The Black Hawk was able to safely fly off about two hours after the emergency landing, according to authorities.

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