Helicopter Bursts Into Flames After Crashing In LA

Posted: March 13, 2011 in Local OC/LA News

March 13, 2011

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Officials said a Sikorsky helicopter crashed near East El Segundo Boulevard Sunday at around 9:32 a.m. Based on eyewitness accounts the helicopter reportedly erupted into a ball of flames when it crashed.

Mike Fergus with the Federal Aviation Administration said the chopper was a Sikorsky helicopter doing a load lift at the Raytheon facility. Fergus said before the aircrafy crashed, some people pulled the pilot from inside.

The pilot suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

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