WRIGHTSTOWN – Two military personnel were hospitalized in stable condition after their helicopter crashed outside the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Thursday afternoon.

The Marine Corps AH-1Z went down along Main Street in Wrightstown on the perimeter of the base around 3:30 p.m., according to the base Public Affairs Department.

The people on board were in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon.

The circumstances of the crash and the identities of those on board were not disclosed.

A statement from the Marine Corp Reserve said the individuals on board are part of the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 773, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.  According to the Squadron's website, they are stationed at the Joint Base.

The statement described the crash as a "mishap" that resulted in no structural damage.

The AH-1Z seats two and is manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It is part of the company's Huey line of helicopters.

The base Public Affairs Department on Friday morning did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

Update: NJ arrests in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot

A year later, more than 20 people from New Jersey have been charged with involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Omicron impact on COVID cases in NJ

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its third calendar year in New Jersey, some things have stayed true (hand-washing, advice to vaccinate) while others have evolved along with the latest variant (less monoclonal antibody treatments, new at-home anti-viral pills).

​​

Nasty NJ town nicknames — Have you heard of them?

Dennis & Judi asked their listeners for the nasty nicknames they've heard their towns referred to. How many have you heard? Which ones would you add?