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Helicopter crash sends three people to the hospital

Authorities are on the scene of a helicopter crash in northeast Shreveport.
Authorities are on the scene of a helicopter crash in northeast Shreveport.

At approximately 12:49 p.m. on November 9th, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to reports of a helicopter crash in the 1200 block of Hawn Ave behind Metro Aviation. Officers learned that Life Air was making a test flight in a Eurocopter. Shortly after take-off the crew experienced mechanical problems which led to the helicopter crashing. The pilot and two mechanics were transported to Willis - Knighton Hospital with was described as minor injuries.

The investigation into the cause of the crash will be led by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Simonds Drive, from Hawn Ave to Jack Wells Blvd will be closed while the crash is being investigated.
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