LOS ANGELES POLICE HELICOPTER SHOT AT

Los Angeles (CNN) — A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter had to make an emergency landing Sunday morning after a gunman opened fire on the chopper, authorities said. The helicopter landed safely and the pilot and observer on board were not injured, said police Detective Gus Villanueva.

The incident occurred in the Van Nuys area, when police got a call at around 6 a.m. local time (9 a.m . ET) of shots being fired, police said. The helicopter was responding as backup to a patrol car dispatched to the scene. The helicopter was at the Van Nuys airport after the incident, and was to be put on a flat-bed truck to be towed downtown for investigation and repair, authorities said. LINK


Maybe, just maybe they’ll get the right helicopter next time….

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4 Responses to LOS ANGELES POLICE HELICOPTER SHOT AT

  1. Bob G. says:

    Cap:
    Oh, yeah…DEFINITELY use Blue Thunder!
    (helluva movie)
    Airwolf wouldn’t be a bad “backup”…heh.

    Sure ain’t the Van Nuys I remember a few decades ago.
    Glad no one onboard was hurt.

    Roll safe out there.

  2. Randal Graves says:

    J.A.F.O.

  3. Old NFO says:

    LOL- Yeah, either that or a Kiowa đŸ™‚

  4. […] The man was firing shots at random with a rifle early in the morning, then turned his fire toward the responding police helicopter and hit the fuel tank, Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said. The helicopter landed safely at Van Nuys Airport, and no officers were hurt. (H/T – C/A) […]

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