Was Covering Funeral Procession For A Marine Killed In
A helicopter providing pool television coverage for the funeral
procession of a Marine killed in action in Afghanistan made news of
its own Thursday when it made an emergency landing following an
The helicopter was being shared by several Detroit area TV
stations. The Detroit News reports that the crew heard two loud
bangs, and then the aircraft began to lose power. It landed safely
behind a Jeep dealership about four miles west of Selfridge Air
National Guard base just before 1100.
None of the three people on board the helicopter were injured.
The helicopter was following the funeral procession of Cpl Jeffery
R. Standfast, who died in combat June 16th.