2 unhurt in McMinnville helicopter crash

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McMINNVILLE, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people escaped injury when a helicopter doing training exercises crashed in McMinnville late Friday afternoon.

The pilot and passenger were training and lost speed, which caused the rotor to hit the ground at the McMinnville Municipal Airport, McMinnville police said. The helicopter landed on it side but neither the 28-year-old pilot nor the 51-year-old passenger was hurt.

Both the FAA and NTSB were notified.

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