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Citrus sheriff’s helicopter makes hard landing on U.S. 19


Published:   |   Updated: April 24, 2013 at 08:42 AM

An engine malfunction forced a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office helicopter to make a hard landing Tuesday night on U.S. 19 in Crystal River.

The pilot and co-pilot were on routine patrol about 10:55 p.m., when the 1968 OH-6 helicopter was forced down about a half-mile south of the Crystal River Airport, the sheriff’s office said.

The pilot had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The co-pilot reported no injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be notified of the incident, the sheriff’s office said.

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