Nobody Was Injured In Incident Monday Morning

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The weather was so bad this morning that a helicopter had to make an emergency landing on a Long Island golf course.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs, standing on the green at Bethpage State Park, said it was something he’d never seen before.

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The chopper set down at the 18th hole while en route from New Jersey to Republic Airport, about a half mile away.

But rain and poor visibility forced the chopper to land.

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Eyewitnesses said the pilot first circled a few times before landing, without incident or injury.

The aircraft will remain there until weather conditions improve.

A helicopter on the golf course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island - June 3, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

A helicopter on the golf course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island – June 3, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

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