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L.A. County sheriff's helicopter crashes during training exercise

February 23, 2011 |  7:05 pm

A  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter crashed Wednesday at March Air Force Base in Riverside County during a training exercise, but the instructor and pilot were not injured.

The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Thanh Ly of the Sheriff’s Department.

The two crew members were engaged in a training rescue sequence that simulated hydraulic failure. The helicopter crashed to the ground and was damaged, Ly said.

A federal aviation investigation team was en route to the crash site.

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