2005-02-11 / Community

Emergency Landing For Police Department Chopper

An NYPD helicopter made an emergency landing in Arverne Monday afternoon when pilots experienced feedback in the communication system. From this angle, it looks like the chopper crash-landed into the beach brush just north of the boardwalk on Beach 62 Street – but the inset photo shows that Aviation Unit Officers Blainey and Altman guided her in for a smooth landing on a blacktopped section. A quick swap of an electronic unit was all that was needed before a safe trip back to Floyd Bennett Field, a police source said.

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