- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies say a student pilot and teacher were injured when a helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from Venice Municipal Airport.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Wendy Rose said the crash happened Tuesday evening.

The Herald Tribune (https://bit.ly/1XGTitN ) reports a sheriff’s office helicopter crew located the downed aircraft shortly after it crashed.

Officials say a woman with injures to her face and head was flown to a hospital in Sarasota. An ambulance took a man to a Venice hospital. Deputies say he was walking and talking after the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash.

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