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Police helicopter crashes in Gwinnett County

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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Two officers were aboard a police helicopter that crashed at the Gwinnett County Airport in Lawrenceville on Friday.

It happened about 200 yards from a hangar at Briscoe Field.

According to Gwinnett County Public Information Officer Michele Pihera, the police helicopter was assisting ground patrol officers in a chase with a wanted suspect when the weather turned unfavorable. The chopper then headed back to the airport hangar when it went down.

One of the officers was able to get out of the helicopter on his own. The Gwinnett County Fire Department helped to extricate the other officer who was trapped inside. Both officers were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville with non life-threatening injuries.

One officer is still hospitalized while the other has since been released.

The FAA is investigating the scene to determine the exact cause of the crash.

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