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Report: Loss of engine power preceded emergency landing

April 24, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal report says an Omaha Police Department helicopter forced to make an emergency landing last week suffered a loss of engine power.

The Omaha World-Herald says a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board didn’t conclude how or why the power loss occurred on April 16. No agency investigators traveled to the scene of the emergency landing. The report says the pilots heard a horn before seeing an indicator that there was a loss of engine power.

The helicopter, Able-1, had just left its base at Omaha North Airport when the emergency happened.

Police say the pilots took immediate action and landed in an open field just northwest of the airport. The aircraft was damaged, but no one was injured.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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