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Marine helicopter lands on beach after possible emergency

Marine helicopter lands on beach after possible emergency
A Marine Corps helicopter sits in the sand where it made an emergency landing Wednesday in Solana Beach in northern San Diego County. the CH-53E Super Stallion was on a routine training mission. (Lenny Ignelzi / AP)

A Marine helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday morning at Solana Beach after crew members noticed a light indicating low oil pressure.

None of the Marines aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion was hurt. There were also no injuries on the beach, according to the Marine Corps.

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Although there is no indication of a fuel or oil spill, the Marines have sent hazardous materials specialists to the scene.

The helicopter was on a routine training mission from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

Solana Beach is 20 miles north of San Diego and often in a flight pattern of helicopters from Miramar to and from Camp Pendleton.

Marines expect to have the helicopter removed by late afternoon, the Marine Corps said.

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