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Small Helicopter Rolls Over At Long Beach Airport

By Jackawa Jackson | October 12, 2010

Just after 12:30 this afternoon, units from the Long Beach Fire Department were called to the Long Beach Airport to a report of a downed helicopter.  Once on scene they found a small Robinson R-22 helicopter on its side.  In the helicopter, at the time of the crash, were a 24-year-old instructor and a student pilot who appeared to be in his 20’s. It was reported that the helicopter was only 5-6 feet off of the ground at the time of the accident.  The student suffered moderate injuries and the instructor’s injuries were minor.  Both were transported to a local hospital.  Emergency responders quickly contained a small oil and fuel leak.  Fortunately there was no fire and no other reported injuries.

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