Thursday, August 4, 2016

Incident occurred August 03, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri


The Kansas City Police Department’s helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday night.

Police say the helicopter landed just before 8:30 p.m. on the intersection of Independence and Elmwood avenues.

KCTV5 spoke to a couple of young girls who were just getting out of church when they saw the helicopter up above.

"I was so scared," said Melanie Valdes, 13. "I thought it was going to hit the church; like fall on us. I was really scared. But when they told us no one was injured, we were like, all relieved and fine."

"They say that it was surprising because it didn't get any wires," said Jimena Ponce, 12. "And no one was hurt."

The pilots landed the helicopter upright. Police said a mechanical problem with the helicopter forced the emergency landing.

The intersections of Spruce to Van Brunt on Independence Avenue were closed. 

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