LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Helicopters collided in Pasadena overnight, injuring six. The victims did not suffer serious injuries, officials tell news. While reports claim the crash was caused by a hard landing, the official cause of crash is under investigation.
Two police helicopters collided at 4 pm Saturday, local officials tell news. The crash was at the at the Pasadena Police Department heliport at 2175 Yucca Lane in Altadena. During the crash, five police officers and one civilian were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board has yet to comment to news about the matter. But the NTSB has dispatched investigators to the scene.
Officials tell news that both helicopters were OH-58. Each helicopters had one pilot and one passenger. Pasadena police said it was “an incident”. In a news statement last night, they indicated that the “rotator blades were believed to have touched during a maneuver at the police heliport.” The identities of the injured persons have not been released to news.
Officials also indicated last night “We have five people that were transported, all with a complaint of pain. It would appear at this point that there are no major injuries to our people.”