- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a helicopter crash in northern New Jersey has left one person injured.

The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday at the Linden Airport. Officials say the pilot of the Bell B206 helicopter was making practice landings when it tipped over on its side.

The pilot and another person were on board the helicopter when the crash occurred. Authorities say one person suffered a leg injury, but it wasn’t immediately known if the injured person was the pilot or the passenger.

Further details on the victim’s injuries were not released. The names of the pilot and the passenger have not been disclosed.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by city police and the Federal Aviation Administration.


This story has been corrected to show that the pilot was practicing landings when the crash occurred, not attempting a takeoff, as per authorities.



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