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Citrus County Sheriff's helicopter lands on US 19

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CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

When the Citrus County Sheriff's helicopter engine malfunctioned late Tuesday evening, the pilot had to make a hard landing about half a mile south of the airport.

CCSO pilot landed the 1968 OH-6 helicopter on US Highway 19 near Crystal River.  

The helicopter was on routine patrol when the engine troubles forced him to make the hard landing. The pilot had only minor injuries, according to the police report. Paramedics treated him at the scene. The co-pilot wasn't injured.

CCSO deputies said, they will report this incident to FAA. They didn't tell us about the traffic in the area at the time of landing or if any cars were damaged.

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