LAPD helicopter hard landing injures 3 officers
A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter crash injured three officers at Fox Field.
California aviation accident injury news-Los Angeles Police Deparment helicopter crash at Fox Field sent three training exercise officers to hospital.
Los Angeles, CA–A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) training exercise ended with three officers injured after the chopper crashed at Fox Field around 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 13, 2009. As reported by L.A. Now, an air support division of the LAPD was in a training exercise when the “hard landing” of the helicopter occurred at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster located about 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed three people on board the helicopter were injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. None of the injuries have been reported as life-threatening and the names of the injured have not been released. The Los Angeles area helicopter crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) http:www.faa.gov. Preliminary reports from FoxNews claim the training crew was practicing controlled landings without power when they lost control and slammed onto the taxiway.
Legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan for California aviation accident injury news.