Military chopper crash-lands at Ramona Airport

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RAMONA, Calif. — Two California National Guard aviators suffered minor injuries Tuesday night when a military helicopter overturned while  landing at Ramona Airport.

The accident at the county-owned airport in the 2900 block of Montecito Road was reported shortly before 6 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

The two occupants were able to get out of the damaged UH-60 Black Hawk on their own and were being treated for superficial injuries, said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency.

We saw it coming in low and my kids ran out to wave to it. I thought it was odd that a military helicopter was flying so low and close to Mt Woodson,” JJ Sullivan posted on the Fox 5 Facebook page.

The crash happened during a routine training flight, according to California National Guard Capt. Will Martin. The cause of the crash was under investigation.


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