A helicopter with a student pilot and an instructor aboard made a hard landing at a small airport in near the New Jersey shore, leaving both injured but able to escape the wreckage.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the Robinson R22 helicopter ended up in a marsh area west of Ocean City Municipal Airport around 9:30 a.m. Friday. It apparently had taken off a short time earlier.
A Pennsylvania man and Delaware woman on board walked away from the wreckage, Ocean City police said. Both were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
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The helicopter was heavily damaged in the incident, ending up on its side with damage to its rotors.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA.