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Courtesy of the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office

ISLE OF WIGHT, Co., – A Navy helicopter made a safe emergency landing on Wednesday.

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office said dispatch got a call about an emergency landing around 1:30 p.m.

The crew of the MH-53 from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron HM-14 had to land in the middle of a farmer’s field north of Emmanuel Church Road.

The helicopter landed safely after experiencing mechanical issues, deputies said.

In a Facebook post the Sheriff’s Office explained the odd call saying: “‘Disabled Vehicle Call’–stuck in a corn field in the county. Uhhh, dispatch, I need the next wrecker on rotation. Tell them it’s for a Sikorsky SEA STALLION helicopter.”

There were no injuries reported.