NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the grounds of a Staten Island golf course Sunday because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. No injuries were reported.
The craft landed on the course at Richmond County Country Club around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Petty Officer Sabrina Laberdesque says the helicopter had four people in it. They had come up from Atlantic City to monitor an oil spill in Bayonne, New Jersey, after a tugboat struck a pier Saturday.
Petty Officer Gale Dale told WCBS 880 the problem was caused by a faulty alternator.
A call to the country club was not returned.
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