Violent Emergency Landing Injures Louisiana State Police Chopper Pilot

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Ascension Parish, LA. – A Louisiana State Police Pilot was injured this afternoon while attempting a landing at the South Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales.

Upon approach for landing, the helicopter, a 1986 Bell 206 B-3, is suspected to have experienced a mechanical failure forcing the Trooper to perform an emergency procedure in order to get the aircraft on the ground.

The aircraft sustained significant damage and the LSP Pilot was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be conducting the investigation into the suspected mechanical malfunction and aircraft crash.

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