Published November 20, 2014
A helicopter crashed into a neighborhood in east Phoenix on Wednesday, authorities said.
The fire department said two men were on board when the aircraft went down. They appeared to be in stable condition when they were taken to a nearby hospital. There was no fire and no apparent injuries on the ground.
The helicopter reportedly clipped the side of one house and destroyed part of another home's roof.
The helicopter smashed into the rook of one home, causing substantial damage, and also damaged the next home's air conditioning units. Utility crews made repairs after the crash.
The helicopter was a Hughes 269C, a small two-seater commonly used for personal and ranch use and for pilot training. The aircraft was registered to Canyon State Aero in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert. The company's website says it specializes in pilot training.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.