Presence of helicopter confirmed by Michigan National Guard

Courtesy Tim Hainstock

We have some answers tonight for the helicopter seen circling the area, but we also have some questions.

After making our way through the ranks at the Michigan National Guard, we’ve confirmed that the helicopter seen overhead is in fact on an approved training operation, which is scheduled to end tomorrow.

The week-long exercise was based out of Grand Ledge, Michigan and featured UH-72 Lakotas – the U.S. Military’s newest light utility helicopters.

But, in contacting multiple agencies like the Army Reserve Aviation Command, we uncovered an odd coincidence.

Officials at Marquette General Hospital said they had no comment on the helicopter at this time, but would have a press release regarding its presence within the next two weeks.