Helicopter makes crash landing near Twin Falls

Helicopter makes crash landing near Twin Falls

Helicopter makes crash landing near Twin Falls

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

TWIN FALLS -- A helicopter pilot has crash-landed in a field near the Twin Falls airport.

Magic Valley Regional Airport Manager Bill Carberry says the pilot of the lightweight helicopter was a little scraped up Wednesday, but received no serious injuries.

The Times-News reports pilot Steven Wybenga was the only person aboard the aircraft when he encountered a rough-running engine over a canal area near the airport.

Carberry says the helicopter lost power and dropped about 100 feet. Wybenga executed a force landing in a field next to a runway.

Carberry says police, fire officials and the Federal Aviation Administration responded.

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