Facebook pics reason behind Navy helicopters' dip into Lake Tahoe

December 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
We now know why two Navy helicopters were hovering so low over Lake Tahoe this fall.

As we reported in September, the pilots positioned their $33 million helicopters just a few feet above the water in Emerald Bay, but did not have enough power to keep hovering. Both choppers dipped into the water, the damage cost half a million dollars to repair.

A Navy official now says they were taking pictures for their unit's Facebook page and will not be punished for their actions.