TV news helicopter catches fire during hard landing

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SAN DIEGO — A television news helicopter rolled onto its side and caught fire Tuesday afternoon during a hard landing at Gillespie Field, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The chopper was returning to the airport from an assignment in National City around 2:15 p.m. when the hard landing occurred. There were two people on board the aircraft but neither were seriously injured.

Multiple news stations, including FOX 5, share the helicopter’s video for news coverage.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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