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Helicopter makes emergency landing at Huntington State Beach lot


Image: Map shows approximate location of where a helicopter made an emergency landing in Huntington Beach. Source: Google Maps

A helicopter made an emergency landing in the parking lot of Huntington State Beach on Monday morning after the pilot noticed smoke coming out of the craft's electrical equipment.


No one was hurt in the landing, authorities said.

The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia Street after receiving a call from John Wayne Airport about the emergency landing, said Deputy Fire Marshal Bob Culhane. The pilot safely landed the Robinson R44 Clipper across the street from the AES power plant before 10 a.m., Culhane said.

The helicopter is owned by a Las Vegas-based company.

The smoke stopped once the helicopter was on the ground. The aircraft is being transferred to a  mechanic shop to assess the cause of the smoke.


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Image: Map shows approximate location of where a helicopter made an emergency landing. Source: Google Maps

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