New Jersey

Helicopter Makes Hard Landing at Jersey Shore Airport; Both on Board Walk Away

Student pilot and pilot walk away after hard landing shortly after takeoff at Ocean City Municipal Airport

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. 

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.

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