Lebanon News

Lebanese Army helicopter makes emergency landing

Lebanese soldiers give clearance to a military helicopter as it fills a bucket of water to extinguish a forest fire raging in the northern village of Dinnieh, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

BEIRUT: A firefighting helicopter made an emergency landing Friday in the parking lot of a resort in the coastal town of Halat, north of Beirut, causing panic among vacationers.

A security source told The Daily Star that a Sikorsky helicopter, used for firefighting, was forced to land at the Four Seasons Hotel and Beach Resort in Halat due to a technical problem.

No other details were immediately available from the 11:30 a.m. incident.





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