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No injuries in Chandler helicopter crash - A small helicopter crashed at Chandler Municipal Airport Thursday morning.
CHANDLER -- Two people were able to walk away after a small helicopter went down near Chandler Municipal Airport Thursday morning.
Investigators say what is believed to be an A600 Talon helicopter was doing some training exercises with an instructor and student on board. The chopper reportedly was hovering at 15 to 20 feet when it dropped and landed on its side.
There was some damage done to the rotors and the body of the chopper.
Investigators are looking into whether it was a mechanical problem or pilot error that caused the accident.
The Talon helicopter is a two-seat homebuilt kit. It can cruise up to 100 miles per hour and climb up to an altitude of 10,000 feet.