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Helicopter crashes into Yorktown field

Friday, October 12, 2012

A helicopter was forced to make a crash landing in a field in Yorktown Friday evening.

There were no injuries either to the pilot or his passenger, the identities of who were not immediately available.

It happened at about 6:15 p.m.

The vintage N443FD, an S55B, landed in a field at a working farm, then rolled over on its side.

No one on the ground was hurt.

The Yorktown Police said the chopper was enroute from Newton, New Jersey to Bridgeport, Connecticut when the pilot said the onboard power failed.

Both the pilot and his passenger walked away from the accident and refused medical attention at the scene.

The homeowners refused to comment.

The FAA was on the scene. The cause of the accident was thought to be due to a malfuctioning fuel pump.

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