Medical copter hits hospital; 2 hurt

From CNN.com

A medical helicopter practicing approaches crashed on the roof of a hospital Thursday, catching fire moments after the two people on board escaped with minor injuries, a fire official said.

The pilot and passenger were in stable condition, said Richard Breon, president and CEO of Spectrum Health.

No patients were aboard the chopper, which crashed about 11 a.m. on a helipad atop Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. The helicopter landed on its side, and the two people got out before it caught fire, Fire Chief John VanSolkema said.

“There’s not a whole lot left, but you can tell it was a helicopter,” VanSolkema said.

Elizabeth Isham Cory, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Chicago, said the helicopter was practicing approaches at the time of the crash.

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