Helicopter crashes at Lansing airport; no injuries reported

2013-06-03T20:09:00Z 2013-06-04T09:59:07Z Helicopter crashes at Lansing airport; no injuries reportedTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 03, 2013 8:09 pm  • 

LANSING | A helicopter crashed Monday evening while taking part in a training exercise at Lansing Municipal Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Two people were on board performing maneuvers when the helicopter crashed at 6:45 p.m. for unknown reasons, Illinois State Police said. Both refused medical attention.

"The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate," FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Corey said in a prepared statement Monday night.

According to the FAA, the helicopter was a Robinson Helicopter R-22, built in 1991.

State police said the instructor was not associated with an aviation school. The helicopter landed on its side in a grassy area on the east end of the airport.

Aircraft continued flying out of the airport as officials continued investigating the crash. 

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