OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) - A helicopter with a student pilot and an instructor aboard made a hard landing at a small airport in southern New Jersey, leaving both injured.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the Robinson R22 helicopter ended up in a marsh area just west of the tarmac at Ocean City Municipal Airport around 9:30 a.m. Friday. It apparently had taken off a short time earlier.
Authorities say the student pilot, 64-year-old Carol Gray of Bear, Del., and the instructor, 62-year-old Harvey Shubart, of Doylestown, Pa., walked away from the helicopter and were treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries that aren't considered life-threatening.
The helicopter was heavily damaged in the incident, ending up on its side with damage to its rotors.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA.