LRPD helicopter crashes in Pulaski County, one person hurt

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 A Little Rock Police Department helicopter crashed as it was taking off.

One serious injury has been reported, and a second person who was on board is reported as not injured. Police say the injured man, the pilot, is a retired officer who has a head injury. He had to be extricated from the wreckage.

Officials say a new battery had been installed on the chopper and they were trying to take off to test it when wind blew the helicopter over as the blades were spinning.

KARK reports that the helicopter did not leave the ground and it is a total loss.

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