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Warning light forces LAPD chopper to land

A warning light in the cockpit of a Los Angeles police helicopter forced the pilot to make a precautionary landing in a Home Depot parking lot Sunday, May 15, 2011.

May 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A warning light in the cockpit of a Los Angeles police helicopter forced the pilot to make a precautionary landing in a Home Depot parking lot Sunday.

It happened at about 2 a.m. in South Los Angeles near Western and Slauson avenues. No one on board or on the ground was injured.

The helicopter remained in the parking lot until a mechanic checked it out.

The LAPD requires pilots to land whenever a warning light comes on.