LSP pilot injured in helicopter crash in Gonzales

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Louisiana State Police

GONZALES, La (BRPROUD)- A Louisiana State Police pilot was injured while attempting to land at the South Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales on Oct. 6.

Upon landing, the LSP helicopter is said to have experienced mechanical failure forcing the pilot to perform an emergency procedure in order to get the aircraft to the ground.

The aircraft sustained significant damage and the LSP pilot was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be conducting the investigation into the suspected mechanical malfunction and aircraft crash. This incident remains under investigation.

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