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.