Dec 24, 2012 at 10:06 am
CORCORAN, Minn. (KNSI) The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a helicopter caught fire after landing at a private home in Corcoran.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says the pilot escaped with minor injuries.
Maj. Tracey Martin says the pilot had just landed on a helipad at the home around 10:30 a.m. Sunday when the helicopter started to spin and then collided with a nearby unoccupied trailer. The helicopter then caught fire.
Sheriff's officials say no other structures were damaged.
No one else was on board.
The pilot was examined by a paramedic at the scene for minor injuries.
The pilot is a 68-year-old Minneapolis grandfather who had flown to see his grandchildren.
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