YOMITAN, Okinawa Prefecture--Another U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing Jan. 8, touching down near a beach only a few hundred meters from a resort hotel.

Okinawa prefectural police and fire fighters rushed to the site after a resident here called the emergency phone number around 4:50 p.m. to say a U.S. military helicopter had made an emergency landing.

According to the Okinawa Defense Bureau, the AH-1 attack helicopter used by the U.S. Marine Corps landed near the Hotel Nikko Alivila.

Okinawa police said none of the crew members, nor local residents were hurt. The crew members explained that an alarm went off during the flight and they decided to make a preventive landing because the weather was also bad.

The emergency landing came just hours after the U.S. military airlifted a crippled helicopter that made an emergency landing in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, on Jan. 6.