Pilot survives helicopter crash south of Tucson

2011-12-14T09:43:00Z 2011-12-14T13:50:45Z Pilot survives helicopter crash south of TucsonArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
December 14, 2011 9:43 am  • 

A man piloting a helicopter that went down near Raytheon in the area of South Nogales Highway and East Hughes Access and East Hermans roads has non-life threatening injuries.

The pilot of the Robinson R-22 helicopter reported engine failure before going down about 9:40 a.m., said Ian Gregor a spokesman for the FAA. 

He was taken to the trauma center at University Medical Center, said a hospital spokeswoman. 

The man was the only person on board the helicopter, Gregor said. 

The helicopter was being leased by Raytheon from Velocity Air, Inc. a local flight training school and aircraft storage facility, he said. 

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