Jun 132020

Helicopter makes precautionary landing near Point Vicente in Rancho Palos Verdes

A Robinson R44 helicopter made an emergency landing in Rancho Palos Verdes for unknown reasons Wednesday afternoon, June 10, authorities said.
A Robinson R44 helicopter made an emergency landing in Rancho Palos Verdes for unknown reasons Wednesday afternoon, June 10, authorities said. (Courtesy of City of Rancho Palos Verdes)

A helicopter made a precautionary landing in Rancho Palos Verdes on a grass field Wednesday afternoon, June 10, with no one suffering an injury, authorities said.

The Robinson R44 landed in front of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center along Palos Verdes Drive West, city officials said.

Los Angeles County firefighters had received a call of the emergency landing about 2:20 p.m., spokesman Franklin Lopez said.

It wasn’t known how many people were inside the four-seat helicopter.

It also wasn’t immediately known what caused the pilot to make the precautionary landing, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

City officials said the helicopter belonged to a private company and was unrelated to a Southern California Edison helicopter’s inspection of power lines.

By 4 p.m., the helicopter had departed the area after an inspection by a mechanic, city officials said.

FlightAware, a flight-tracking and data platform, showed the helicopter left Long Beach Airport and traveled along the coast before making the precautionary landing and returned to Long Beach after the inspection.

By Nathaniel Percy, Daily Breeze


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