COPY-Pilot escapes serious injury after helicopter crash landed

Associated Press - June 12, 2007 7:54 AM ET

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - A helicopter pilot wasn't seriously injured in a crash landing at Plant City Airport.

Hillsborough County officials say John Hall had left a Lakeland flight school and was headed to Vandenberg Airport near Brandon when ha reported mechanical problems. He was redirected to make an emergency landing in Plant City.

The helicopter landed on its side on the airport's runway. Fire rescue says Hall received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Information from: The Tampa Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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