A Coast Guard helicopter pilot made a precautionary emergency landing on a Staten Island golf course on Sunday.

The four-person crew made the decision to land at the Richmond Country Club when the helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City was experiencing mechanical issues

"Our flight mechanic smelled something," said pilot Elise Roberts. "We were setting up for a precautionary landing when we started losing equipment and decided we needed to land immediately."

The helicopter is being examined to determine what caused the problem and all members of the helicopter crew are safe.