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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A helicopter pilot was killed Friday night when the small aircraft crashed into a freeway, officials said.


Firefighters examine the wreckage of a small helicopter that crashed on a California freeway.


The helicopter crashed on the southbound lanes of Highway 110 in south Los Angeles, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers said.


Fire crews arrived at the scene to find the aircraft burning. One body was pulled from the charred fuselage. The victim's identity was not immediately released.


Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Bruce Nelson said the helicopter was a two-seat Robinson R22. Investigators from the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene of the crash.


Debris was scattered across several hundred yards of the freeway. There were no immediate reports of any other injuries, though some cars may have driven over debris, Nelson said




My thoughts go out to the pilot's family :(

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