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No injuries as helicopter, plane collide

2012-02-20 08:55

Rio Vista - Officials say a small aeroplane and a helicopter landed safely after making contact in the air in the San Francisco Bay Area and there are no reports of any injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor says the six-seat Beechcraft Bonanza and the two-seat Robinson R22 helicopter collided Sunday near the small Rio Vista Municipal Airport 80km northeast of Oakland.

No specifics on the crash were released.

Gregor says the helicopter landed in a field about 13km south of the airport, and the aeroplane went down short of the Byron Airport where it was trying to land 32.19km to the south.

Gregor says there are no reports of injuries on either the aeroplane or the helicopter, and the helicopter pilot refused medical treatment.

It's not clear how many people were aboard the two aircraft.

Comments
  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-02-20 09:54

    well done to both the pilots for getting both back safely .

      TSR01 - 2012-02-20 10:32

      And speaking of safety, this is the 2nd article in 1 week with a Robinson R-series helicopter being involved in an incident without any injuries - at least there weren't any casualties in both cases. Agreed, well done to the pilots for ensuring the situation didn't end worse.

  • Bob - 2012-02-20 09:54

    Lucky devils!

  • 2zbunu - 2012-02-20 10:15

    Real God has his people sumtyms. Gud shot pilotmen.

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