Police Copters Collide, 6 Hurt
Helicopters' rotator blades likely touched: investigators
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 18, 2012 7:57 AM CST
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(Newser) – Two police helicopters collided in the Los Angeles area yesterday, leaving five officers and a civilian with minor injuries. Investigators believe the crash occurred when the rotator blades touched of a chopper that was landing and one that was taking off. The collision caused extensive damage to both aircraft, crumpling the tail and breaking the blades of one and causing the blade to fall off and other damages to the other. The injured included a pilot and an observer in each of the Bell OH-58A helicopters and two officers on the ground. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating.

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Nov 18, 2012 10:38 PM CST
That's it boys. Time to piss in a cup and get a big fat drug test. Cause you fly like your buzzed.
Nov 18, 2012 10:19 AM CST
If pieces of the blades flew off I'm amazed they all escaped with only minor injuries. It could have easily turned into a Vic Morrow incident.
Nov 18, 2012 8:52 AM CST