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SEOUL — A U.S. Army helicopter made an emergency landing Monday afternoon after an indicator light showed a problem with the back part of the twin-rotor aircraft, an Army public affairs officer said Tuesday.

The six crewmembers and 20 passengers were uninjured, said Maj. Andrew Mutter, of the 19th Theater Support Command. The MH-47E, a modified version of the CH-47 Chinook, landed about 5:30 p.m. in a farmer’s field 30 miles southwest of Taegu, South Korea, Mutter said.

While landing, the helicopter cut a power line. There was no apparent power loss, according to a U.S. Forces Korea news release.

The helicopter belongs to Echo Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), part of the Army’s Special Operations Command at K-2 Air Base. The tail rotor was being inspected Tuesday, Mutter said. It was expected the helicopter could leave the farmer’s field later that day.

The company’s E-model Chinooks are specially designed to haul 30 fully equipped troops on five-hour, deep-penetration, covert missions over a 345-mile radius.

In February 2002, a MH-47E Chinook helicopter from the same company crashed at sea off the coast of Negros island in the southern Philippines, killing all 10 aboard.

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