AH-1Z conducts precautionary landing on Ikei Island

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Photo By Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas | An AH-1Z Viper sits on the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma flight line in Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 2, 2016. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 conducted aerial live-fire training utilizing the AH-1Z Viper for the first time in Okinawa. The Marines are with HMLA-267, assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas)
Photo By Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas | An AH-1Z Viper sits on the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma flight line in Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 2, 2016. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 conducted aerial live-fire training utilizing the AH-1Z Viper for the first time in Okinawa. The Marines are with HMLA-267, assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas)

AH-1Z conducts precautionary landing on Ikei Island

by: 1st Lt. Joseph Butterfield, III Marine Expeditionary Force | .
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published: January 23, 2017

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – An AH-1Z helicopter belonging to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted a precautionary landing on Ikei Island in Okinawa, Japan at approximately 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

After receiving a cockpit warning indication, the pilots acted in accordance with standard operating procedures to land the aircraft as soon as possible. The pilots identified an isolated paved road where the aircraft landed safely. There was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries.

We are working closely with Okinawan authorities to secure the site in order to protect both the aircraft and the local community. We request that the public respect the barriers in place for their own safety, and to better enable us to remove the aircraft as quickly as possible.

Media may contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at the provided contact information.