Annie Flanzraich
Nevada Appeal News Service

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December 23, 2010
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Navy official: Facebook photos motivated Tahoe helicopter dip

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - The crew of two naval helicopters that dipped into Lake Tahoe in September were hovering close to the water at Emerald Bay to get photos for their command's Facebook page, according to a Navy official.

No punitive actions will be taken against the aircrew and squadron, a Navy investigation concluded, but administrative measures are in progress to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Two unidentified Navy pilots were on the return leg of a cross-country tour on Sept. 13 when they attempted to maneuver their MH-60 Romeo helicopters into a hover a few feet above …

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