LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (September 20, 2017) – A student pilot was injured on Wednesday at the Long Beach Airport in a helicopter accident, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 1:00 pm at the Long Beach Airport at Pad 3. A flight instructor was on the ground while a student pilot was in the air practicing pattern work, which is a process that helps pilots determine their landing order. The helicopter, described as a Robinson R-22, crashed on landing, flipping onto its side.
The student pilot was hospitalized with injuries described as minor to moderate. The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time to determine cause and liability.
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