Nova Scotia

Sea King helicopter makes emergency landing east of Dartmouth

A Sea King helicopter had to make an emergency "precautionary landing" today in a cul-de-sac in Mineville, south of Halifax.

Sea King hydraulic pressure drop forces precautionary landing in cul-de-sac

A military official says the helicopter was on a routine flight Tuesday morning when the crew noticed a drop in hydraulic pressure in the flight control system. (Ken MacIntosh/CBC)

A Sea King helicopter had to make an emergency "precautionary landing" Tuesday in a cul-de-sac in Mineville, east of Dartmouth.

Lt.(N) Len Hickey says the helicopter was on a routine flight when the crew noticed a drop in hydraulic pressure in the flight control system at around 10:40 a.m.Tuesday.

Hickey says it was standard operating procedure for the crew to put down the chopper in the closest clear area, as soon as possible. The chopper landed safely and there were no injuries among the crew of four.

Hickey says a group of technicians from 12 Wing Shearwater spent several hours repairing the chopper on scene and it was expected to fly back to the air base this evening.

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