ALTADENA, Calif. -- Two police helicopters collided over a
helipad Saturday, leaving six Pasadena officers with minor injuries,
A chopper that was landing came into contact with one that was taking off, Lt. Phlunte Riddle said.
collision caused the rotor blade of one of the helicopters to fall off
and its tail to break, but Riddle said she didn't have further details.
injured were taken to hospitals for further evaluation after the 4 p.m.
collision in Altadena. Riddle said they included a pilot and an
observer in each of the Bell OH-58A helicopters and two officers on the
One helicopter crew was on routine patrol and the other
was assigned to monitor traffic from the UCLA-Southern California
football game at the Rose Bowl, she said.
The weather was drizzly and cloudy at the time of the accident.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said his agency and the NTSB will investigate.