KCPD helicopter pilots make emergency landing at Kansas City intersection

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pilots were forced to land Kansas City’s police helicopter at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Elmwood on Wednesday night during an emergency. Police say the helicopter had a mechanical problem, and the landing happened just before 8:30 p.m.

The pilots weren’t injured, and able to land the helicopter upright.

The emergency landing stunned people in the neighborhood.

“I’m sure everyone is quite as surprised as I am. Like I said, a lot of things happen on this avenue, but we’ve never seen a helicopter land, and I’m just glad nobody got hurt, that’s pretty incredible to me,” said Sonja Pringle.

Police say that the intersections between Spruce and Van Brunt on Independence Avenue will be closed until they can move the helicopter, when that will happen wasn’t immediately released.

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