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Eurocopter EC120B , N453F: Incident occurred September 12, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Rotorcraft made a precautionary landing in Patterson Park due to altitude and radio issues.  

Baltimore City Aviation Unit 

Date: 12-SEP-20
Time: 21:50:00Z
Regis#: N453F
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: EC120
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)

BALTIMORE, Maryland (WJZ) — A Baltimore Police Department's “Foxtrot” made a precautionary emergency landing at Patterson Park on Saturday evening after a warning light came on, according to police.

Police said the rotorcraft landed safely in Patterson Park and there were no injures reported.

Mechanics were at the scene to assess the rotorcraft.

The Foxtrot and responding officers eventually left the scene safely.

Witnesses told WJZ Baltimore Police patrol vehicles drove into the park to set a perimeter for the Foxtrot to safely land.

“They indicated where the chopper was so nobody could go near there,” a witness told WJZ.

On August 11, another Baltimore Police Foxtrot was forced to make an emergency landing.

There is no word yet on what caused the warning light to come on.

A Baltimore Police helicopter made an emergency landing in Patterson Park shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday after the rotorcraft “indicator warning light” came on, a police spokesperson said.

There were no injuries on the scene, said police spokeswoman Lindsey Eldridge in an email. At the time, there was a pilot and two observers on board. The landing was made “out of an abundance of caution,” Eldridge wrote.

Mechanics were called to the scene to evaluate the engine and warning light, Eldridge said. “At no time” did the helicopter lose power during the flight or landing, Eldridge wrote, nor did the pilot lose control of the rotorcraft.