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6 hurt in police helicopters accident

Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:00 AM   |   Comments

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The rotor blades of two police helicopters touched Saturday in Pasadena, Calif., causing a crash that injured five officers and a civilian, authorities said.

All six were taken to hospitals, but their injuries were minor, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The accident occurred during the afternoon at the Pasadena police heliport, the police department said. Both aircraft were heavily damaged.

One of the helicopters had been on routine patrol and the other was assigned to monitor the USC-UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl.

The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the crash, the Times said.

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