A Marine AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Okinawa on Tuesday.
The helicopter, belonging to the 1st Marine Air Wing, “conducted a precautionary landing 23 January at a helipad on Tonaki Jima, Okinawa, after the pilot received a cockpit warning indication,” 1st Lt. Karoline Foote, a spokeswoman for the Marine air wing, told Marine Corps Times in a statement.
The pilots followed proper procedure and landed the aircraft in a safe manner, Foote said. “There were no injuries or damage as a result of the landing.”
The aircraft was conducting normal training when the indicator light came on.
A maintenance crew from the 1st MAW was on its way to conduct on-site maintenance to ensure a safe flight back to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
It is the latest string of incidents to hit the Marine aviators in Okinawa. On January 8, another Marine Viper was forced to make an emergency landing as a result of a sensor malfunction. The same incident plagued another Viper in early 2017.
About a month ago a window fell out of a CH-53E landing in Okinawa, and on January 6, a UH-1Y was forced to land after it experienced an issue with the main rotor.
Shawn Snow is the senior reporter for Marine Corps Times and a Marine Corps veteran.