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KTLA News Chopper Engine Catches Fire Midflight

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Scary moment for the news helicopter crew of Los Angeles CW affiliate KTLA during a Monday evening flight. It appears the engine caught fire midflight and the pilot had to make an emergency landing in an empty parking lot. KCBS news chopper SKY2 was nearby and caught the whole incident on video:

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  1. Yikes! Great job by the pilot to land safely. Franklin Ave is just north of Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, I couldn’t tell what the cross street was (don’t have audio on this computer, so I couldn’t hear if the channel 2 anchor gave the exact location), but wherever it was, that’s a pretty dense area.

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