Facebook pics reason behind Navy helicopters' dip into Lake Tahoe

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We now know why two Navy helicopters were hovering so low over Lake Tahoe this fall.

As we reported in September, the pilots positioned their $33 million helicopters just a few feet above the water in Emerald Bay, but did not have enough power to keep hovering. Both choppers dipped into the water, the damage cost half a million dollars to repair.

A Navy official now says they were taking pictures for their unit's Facebook page and will not be punished for their actions.


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