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Marine Helicopter Hits Hawaii Power Line, Forced to Land

HONOLULU  — The Marine Corps says a helicopter hit a power line in Hawaii, forcing it to land on Oahu's North Shore.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii spokesman Capt. Timothy Irish said Wednesday no one was injured in the incident.

He says the UH-1Y helicopter was on a regularly scheduled flight in a training area when the incident occurred Tuesday night.

He says the helicopter won't fly back to its base in Kaneohe Bay in order to ensure the safety of the Marines and the community.

The cause of the incident is being investigated.

The UH-1Y helicopter has the capacity to carry 12 Marines, including a pilot, co-pilot, crew chief, gunner and eight combat-equipped troops.