Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter makes hard landing

Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter (KSNT Photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say two Kansas Highway Patrol troopers escaped serious injury when the patrol helicopter they were occupying made a hard landing at an airport in Topeka, Kansas.

The patrol says the accident happened early Friday when the Bell 407 helicopter’s tail rotor hit a hangar at Philip Billard Municipal Airport.

The pilot, 54-year old patrol Capt. Gregory Kyser, was taken to a hospital for observation and possible treatment. A passenger, 36-year old state trooper Ryan Nolte, was treated at a hospital for slight injuries.

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