Helicopter makes emergency landing on Staten Island golf course

August 2, 2015 4:16 PM

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Coast Guard helicopter made an emergency landing Sunday morning on the grounds of the Richmond County Country Club in Dongan Hills.

The helicopter crew was performing a flyover of northern New Jersey to monitor an oil spill in Bayonne when the cockpit filled with smoke and fumes, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

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