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WCVB Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Boston Common

BOSTON (CBS) — WCVB’s helicopter made an emergency landing Tuesday night in Boston Common.

Everyone on board is reported to be okay. There were two people onboard, a pilot and a photographer.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports.

The pilot of WBZ’s helicopter reports that he heard a Mayday call from WCVB’s helicopter pilot and that the engine had failed.

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No one was hurt when WCVB's helicopter made an emergency landing in Boston Common Tuesday night. (credit: CBS)

The helicopter made what is described as a “hard landing” at the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets.

Boston police said there were no injuries to anyone on the ground.

Thomas Golden works at the Frog Pond and was cleaning the ice when he saw the helicopter flying fast and low. But he said the engine wasn’t making any noise.

“By the time he got here and pretty low, he was silent,” he said. “I called it in on the radio saying a helicopter went down on the Common and he thought I was joking and we came out and saw it sitting here in complete silence.”


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