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Pilot rescued from private helicopter crash in Orchard Lake

Posted: 4:20 PM, Sep 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-03 23:27:34-04
Pilot rescued from helicopter crash
Pilot rescued from helicopter crash

Police are investigating a private helicopter crash in Orchard Lake that injured a pilot. 

According to the Orchard Lake Police Department, a man in his 80s was forced to make a "hard landing" just before 3 p.m. on Monday at 5652 Pontiac Trail. 

The pilot was conscious and then transported to Beaumont Farmington where he sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

No information has been released on what caused the sudden landing. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the circumstances that led to the crash.