Navy helicopters' dip in Lake Tahoe was for Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- 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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