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Military helicopter makes emergency landing in Festus parking lot

The helicopter landed in the parking lot of Taytro's Bar and Bistro around 2 p.m.

FESTUS, Mo. – Four military helicopters made emergency landings after Monday afternoon.

One of the helicopters landed in the parking lot of Taytro’s Bar and Bistro in Festus around 2 p.m.

According to Festus police, four army helicopters flying from California to Connecticut got separated once it started raining.

If army helicopters flying together lose sight or communication with one another – the protocol is for them to land as soon as possible.

The three other helicopters landed in different areas, including one in the Sparta, Illinois area.

The Connecticut National Guard said the helicopters were theirs. They will be getting back together at some point tonight, and finish their trip tomorrow.