Copter pilot injured in hard landing in No. Ariz.

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

VALLE, Ariz. (AP) -- A helicopter pilot has been injured after he's forced to make a hard landing at the Valle Airport in northern Arizona halfway between Williams and the Grand Canyon.
 
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot put the aircraft down around 9:30 a.m. after reporting a possible problem with the helicopter's transmission.
 
The pilot was flown out of the crash site to a northern Arizona medical facility. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.