Helicopter makes crash landing in UP, pilot unhurt

Posted at 11:26 AM, Feb 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-13 11:26:01-05

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — An experimental helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a residential area of Menominee on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The pilot was flying alone and walked away without serious injury after the Friday morning crash. No one on the ground was hurt, and there was no major damage to the property.

Police say the helicopter lost power and struck tree tops and a power pole before making a hard landing on the street.

The Eagle Herald reports the helicopter is owned by nearby Enstrom Helicopter Crop.

Enstrom President and CEO Tracy Biegler says the pilot did a good job landing the copter.

The pilot was taken to a hospital for evaluation. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.