Home / National News / Marine Corps Chopper Lands in California Beach 'Danger Zone'


(SOLANA BEACH, Calif.) — Three decades after recording the smash song “Danger Zone,” singer Kenny Loggins finally discovered his own personal danger zone on Wednesday after a Marine Corps helicopter landed on a southern California beach.

The CH-53E Super Stallion landed in Solana Beach after a low oil-pressure indicator light went on in the cockpit, authorities said — a spectacle that drew stares and attention from nearby beachgoers, including Loggins.


Walked right into the #DANGERZONE #SolanaBeach Marine helicopter emergency landing pic.twitter.com/Ty160Y9ODx

— Kenny Loggins (@kennyloggins) April 15, 2015


“Lo and behold, I walk down there and I say, ‘You’re in the danger zone!’” Loggins said in a video he filmed while standing near the helicopter. “We literally are.”

The song was featured in the 1986 movie Top Gun, which stars Tom Cruise as Navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

In the case of the helicopter beach landing, no one was injured.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Recent posts in National News