Federal Aviation Administration

Helicopter carrying 4 makes emergency landing in Sherman Oaks neighborhood

Helicopter carrying 4 makes emergency landing in Sherman Oaks neighborhood

A helicopter made an emergency landing in a Sherman Oaks neighborhood Friday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.

The helicopter landed just after noon in the 15000 block of West Valley Heart Drive, near the 101 and 405 freeway interchange, and the aircraft’s four passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

The pilot made a mayday call to the Van Nuys airport before the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

No one on the ground was injured, authorities said, and no buildings were damaged.

After the incident, Valley Heart Drive was shut down...

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