Navy Helicopter Lands at Chula Vista Park

Terra Nova Park is located near Clear View Elementary School

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Mar 14, 2013  |  Updated 4:37 PM PDT
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According to Chula Vista police, the military helicopter landed in Terra Nova Park, north of East H Street and east of Interstate 805.

According to Chula Vista police, the military helicopter landed in Terra Nova Park, north of East H Street and east of Interstate 805.

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A U.S. Navy helicopter made an emergency landing in a South Bay park near an elementary school Thursday.

According to Chula Vista police, the military helicopter landed in Terra Nova Park, north of East H Street and east of Interstate 805.

U.S. Navy confirmed the U.S. Navy MH-60 Romeo Seahawk was on a routine flight when the pilot got a signal inside the cockpit to land around 1:15 p.m.

There were no injuries and no damage was done to the aircraft according to Navy officials.

Terra Nova Park is located near Clear View Elementary School in the Rancho Del Rey neighborhood of Chula Vista.

A student named Hannah said she could feel shaking in her classroom and she saw the helicopter very close to the ground.

“We heard the noise and it was very loud,” she said adding that "it was a little bit exciting and a little bit scary."

Two little boys, Caleb and Eli, thought the landing was cool. “I’ve never seen a helicopter make an emergency landing so this was a first time,” Caleb said.

The Navy sent mechanics out to repair the helicopter and get it back on its way.

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