Hard landing at Whiting Field

Helicopter hard landing occurs at NOLF Santa Rosa

A Training Air Wing FIVE helicopter, a TH-57, incurred a hard landing at around 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Navy Outlying Landing Field Santa Rosa near Milton, Fla.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that the helicopter experienced a mishap on one of the field’s helicopter pads while landing.  The Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN pilot and student aviator exited the helicopter on their own accord and sustained no visible injuries.  The pilots were evaluated by EMS personnel and were transported to a local hospital for a routine evaluation.

The incident is still being investigated, and further details will be released as they become available

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