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Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing At Bethpage Golf Course

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.

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

Chopper Lands On Golf Course

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.

Helicopter Golf Course Bethpage State Park
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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