A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter made a “precautionary” landing Thursday in the Canyon Country area after one of its engines failed, but no one was hurt.
The landing — originally characterized by the fire department as an emergency landing — occurred shortly before 7 a.m. in the 13900 block of Lang Station Road.
“This was a precautionary landing and not an emergency landing,” according to a fire department statement issued later.
The Firehawk helicopter “was returning from its forward deployed location to base for crew swap … (and) experienced #2 engine failure,” the fire department said in a tweet. “Pilot made emergency landing. All four personnel onboard safely on the ground.”
The helicopter will undergo testing by mechanics before being cleared for another flight, officials said.
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