CAUGHT ON CAM: Police helicopter crashes after barely taking off

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Helicopter crashes after barely taking off

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Little Rock police responded to a police helicopter crash at 11400 Ironton Road, just south of Little Rock off I-530, on Aug. 16.

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The Little Rock Police Department said that the helicopter was being tested after routine maintenance when a straight-line wind caused the crash.

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The officer in the helicopter was seriously injured and taken to a hospital. The man is a retired officer and one of the longest-tenured pilots for the Little Rock Police Department.