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SOLANA BEACH, Calif. – A 100-foot-long Marine Corps helicopter that made an emergency landing on a Southern California beach has taken off again, creating a storm of swirling sand and deafening noise as it departed.
The huge helicopter lifted off from Solana Beach near San Diego about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and headed back to Marine Corp Air station Miramar, about four hours after the emergency landing that brought no injuries or damages.
The air base says the CH-53E Super Stallion had a low oil-pressure indicator that led the crew that was doing routine training to make the emergency landing.
The Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the U.S. military. Its main job is transporting heavy equipment.