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Small plane clips helicopter in SF Bay Area

A small plane clipped a helicopter in Rio Vista, forcing both to make emergency landings on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
February 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Two people are recovering from injuries after a midair collision between a small plane and a helicopter.

The incident happened Sunday night in Rio Vista, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Authorities say the plane clipped the helicopter, forcing both to make emergency landings.

The plane touched down in a field just short of an airport in Byron. The helicopter set down just off a highway.

Both pilots were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.


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