Small helicopter crashes on 110 Freeway at Century Blvd. – 1 dead

photo from ABC7A “small, private type, possibly home made” helicopter crashed late Friday on the southbound 110 Freeway near Century Blvd., according to a message from LAFD spokesman Ron Myers.

When fire crews arrived, the aircraft was in flames and debris scattered over the freeway. All southbound lanes were closed, although ABC7 reports that some lanes have now been reopened.

Myers told the LA Times that the CHP and FAA would investigate.

4 Replies to “Small helicopter crashes on 110 Freeway at Century Blvd. – 1 dead”

  1. Joz:

    Glad to see you on the LAFD_ALERT list.

    LAFD alert messages are indeed sent as preliminary information, often in the heat of battle.

    Sometimes a simple comment by a witness or responder gathered within moments of the first 9-1-1 call or Firefighter arrival will make it into our ‘as we go’ alerts.

    We do seek whenever possible or appropriate to follow up the alerts with relevant blog posts that offer greater detail, such as Ron’s article that he posted very early the next morning.

    In retrospect, the wreckage of the Robinson R-22 could probably have been better summarized as an *apparent* kit-built’ or ‘self-built’ helo. Of course be the tiny aircraft, bare distinguishable at the time of impact, was manufactured by a firm in Torrance.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

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