6 injured as police helicopters collide in LA area
ALTADENA, California (AP) - Two police helicopters collided over a helipad on Saturday, leaving five police officers and a civilian with minor injuries, officials said.
Police believed the collision occurred when the rotator blades of a chopper that was landing and one that was taking off touched, Lieutenant Phlunte Riddle said.
The collision caused the blade of one of the helicopters to fall off and its tail to break.
The injured were taken to hospitals for further evaluation after the collision in Altadena. Lt Riddle said they included five police officers and a civilian observer in one of the two Bell OH-58A helicopters.