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Updated Jun 25, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Helicopter makes emergency landing in Pinal County

FLORENCE, Ariz. — Three Pinal County Sheriff’s Office employees escaped
injury after the helicopter they were in made an emergency landing after losing

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll says the helicopter landed safely around
7 a.m. Tuesday just north of Interstate 8.

She says the sheriff’s office Raven 1 helicopter was on a routine maintenance
flight operation when the pilot began having engine problems.

The pilot was able to make an emergency landing on a dirt field, missing nearby
high-tension power lines.

Ingersoll says a tactical flight officer and another aviation unit deputy also
were aboard the helicopter.

She says all three men received precautionary medical evaluations at a nearby
medical facility.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety
Board are investigating the incident.


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