This story was originally posted March 15 at 11:06 p.m. and has been updated.

A Navy helicopter with a Florida-based training squadron made a hard landing Tuesday afternoon with two crew members aboard.

Around 4:25 p.m. local time, a helicopter with Helicopter Training Squadron 18, made a hard landing at Naval Outlying Airfield Santa Rosa, Florida, according to a Navy release. Police and fire crews responded to the scene.

An instructor and student aviator exited the aircraft and were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. There were no visible injuries, the release said. The incident is under investigation.

HT-18 is based at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, where aviators in training fly the TH-57 Sea Ranger as part of advanced helicopter training.

David B. Larter was the naval warfare reporter for Defense News.

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