Navy helicopters' dip in Lake Tahoe was for Facebook

December 22, 2010 7:58:25 PM PST
We now know why two Navy helicopters were hovering so low over Lake Tahoe this fall.

As we reported in September, the pilots positioned their $33 million helicopters just a few feet above the water in Emerald Bay, but did not have enough power to keep hovering. Both choppers dipped into the water, the damage cost half a million dollars to repair.

A Navy official now says they were taking pictures for their unit's Facebook page and will not be punished for their actions.


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