Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing on Irving Golf Course

Chopper makes hard landing after engine quits

Monday, Jan 23, 2012  |  Updated 12:02 PM CDT
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Chopper Lands on DFW Golf Course

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Investigators say four people on a helicopter have escaped injury when the chopper made a rough emergency landing on a golf course.

A preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration said the engine apparently quit and the chopper landed Sunday afternoon at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving.

Authorities said the helicopter, registered to Lana Air LLC of Mead, Okla., suffered tail damage when it landed on a fairway.

Investigators are trying to determine if strong winds played a role in the accident.

The National Weather Service said gusts in the Dallas area reached nearly 40 mph on Sunday afternoon.

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