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Whittier Narrows helicopter crash: 2 injured in Rosemead

The scene of a helicopter crash near Whittier Narrows on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

May 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two people were injured after a helicopter crashed near tennis courts at Whittier Narrows in Rosemead on Saturday.

The crash happened at 9:26 a.m. The pilot and the passenger were transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.

The pilot allegedly noted a fuel leak and made the forced landing in open park land near the tennis courts.

One-hundred gallons of aviation fuel were spilled. Hazmat crews cleaned up the fuel from the chopper that spilled onto the ground.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

CNS contributed to this report.

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