4 Injured As Helicopter Crash-Lands On Sherman Oaks Street

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A small helicopter crash-landed on a San Fernando Valley street on Friday, injuring four people on board, authorities said.

The helicopter made a hard landing around noon in the Sherman Oaks area near U.S. 101, according to Fire Department reports.

The aircraft did not catch fire, and nobody on the ground was hurt. Televised reports showed the tour helicopter on a small street in a leafy neighborhood of single-family homes. Its rotor blades appeared to be bent and yellow water-landing pontoons had been deployed.

“All I know is it was an emergency landing,” said Richard Hart, president of the service that owns and operates the helicopter and touring company.

“He did a great job,” he said of the pilot who landed the chopper. “That’s what we’re trained to do.”

Four people who were on board appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials reported.

The helicopter, a Robinson R44, is registered to National Helicopter Service, based in nearby Van Nuys. The company’s website indicates that it offers helicopters for tours, chartered flights, aerial cinematography and engineering services.

A woman who answered the phone at the company declined to immediately comment.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the incident.

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