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Military helicopter makes emergency landing at Middleburg Elementary

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – Classes at Middleburg Elementary will start at 8:30 a.m. as usual after a military helicopter made an emergency landing on the school’s campus Tuesday night.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said the helicopter experienced a mechanical issue, but landed safely just before 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of the school on Main Street, off Blanding Boulevard.

There were no reports of injuries. Police said the helicopter was coming from Savannah.

Jewel Taylor told News4Jax that she saw helicopters and a plane circling the area from above after the emergency landing.

“It was really loud. It was shaking the house a little bit,” she said.

It’s unclear how many people were on board the helicopter. A second helicopter landed at the scene just before 11 p.m., although it’s unclear why.


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