Helicopter makes hard landing in Mesa

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

MESA, Ariz. -- A small training helicopter was forced to make a hard landing in the desert Monday evening, after an in-flight emergency.

It happened near Mesa Gateway Airport.

The helicopter landed in an upright position.

There was only one person on board, the pilot. He walked away unharmed. No one on the ground was hurt.