Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bell 407, N509PD, Westchester County Department of Public Safety: Incident occurred September 28, 2017 - State Point Lookout, New Jersey

Rotorcraft, precautionary landing in field.

Westchester County Department of Public Safety

Date: 28-SEP-17
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N509PD
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: B407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

No injuries were reported Thursday after a Westchester County Police helicopter made an emergency landing in Alpine while trying to find two lost hikers, officials said.

The county's aviation unit was assisting with the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police search for two missing people, when the pilots radioed they had to land in the parking lot at State Line Lookout at 10:17 a.m., the parkway police said in a statement. They landed  because of smoke in the cockpit.

The helicopter made a "hard landing, skidding approximately 30 feet before coming to rest," parkway police said. The local Alpine Fire Department arrived to the scene and found no fire. 

The helicopter will be towed back to Westchester, a Westchester County Police spokesperson said.

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police said Wednesday night the department was searching for two lost hikers north of State Line Lookout. On Thursday, they found Sin Kim and Jeung Kim, both 75, just after 12:15 p.m. They refused medical aid.

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