Pilot Recovering From Helicopter Crash In El Segundo

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot is recovering from injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed while he was removing an air conditioning unit from the roof of a Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems warehouse in El Segundo.

The pilot’s name was not released but officials said the injuries were not life-threatening.

Sunday’s crash started a fire on the first and second floors of the building. Firefighters from several departments put it out in about 30 minutes.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that the National Transportation Safety Board was investigating. A message to the NTSB was not immediately returned.

Raytheon spokeswoman Anne Greco says there are 13,000 employees at the plant but few were working Sunday.

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