On Thursday October 8, a military Sea King helicopter made a controlled emergency landing on the beach at the foot of Mt. Newton X Road, after a hydraulic failure.
Four people were on board and no injuries were reported.
The helicopter landed safely at 12:15 p.m on Cordova Spit near Mt. Newton Cross Road and and the Patricia Bay Highway.
The Sea King is with the 443 squadron, part of the Air Force based at Victoria airport.
Crew were able to get chopper fixed and it lifted off around 5:15pm this afternoon.