Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Two Suffer Injuries in Helicopter Crash at St. Louis Downtown Airport

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Two Suffer Injuries in Helicopter Crash at St. Louis Downtown Airport

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CAHOKIA * Two people suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a helicopter on a training flight crashed at St. Louis Downtown Airport, authorities confirmed.

Patti Beck, spokeswoman for the airport, said the flight instructor was taken to St. Louis University Hospital, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. The student declined to go to a hospital.

Cahokia police said it received a call at 1:28 pm. from the airport office about the crash. Beck said the helicopter is a Robinson R22, a two-seat aircraft, occupied by an instructor and a trainee.

Midwest Helicopter, based at the airport, confirmed one of its helicopters was involved, but a spokeswoman said: "The accident is under investigation and we have no comment."

A reporter on the scene said the helicopter was resting on its side in a grassy area near the terminal, with numerous emergency vehicles nearby. …

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