INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) — Three people were injured Saturday night when a helicopter, which was reportedly filming for a reality television show, crashed near the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The crash happened around 9 p.m. near an alley between two buildings on Klondyke Avenue. The scene is about two to three blocks north of IUP’s campus and not far from the courthouse.
Four people were reportedly on the helicopter when it came down. It could be seen after the crash on its nose, leaning up against a building.
There were no injuries to anyone on the ground in the area; but because it came down near occupied structures, some residents were forced out of the buildings.
The four people injured were taken to Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, Indiana Regional Medical Center, and also flown to Allegheny General Hospital.
Witnesses say the chopper was over the area filming for a show called “Campus PD,” which airs on the “G4” cable channel, when it clipped an apartment building and crashed.
“They pulled people from the wreckage shortly after it happened – that being police officers pulled them away. We just saw a body being loaded into the back of an ambulance. Right now, they’re just cordoning it off and making sure the entire scene is safe,” said Greg Pollock, an IUP student. “It is about two blocks north of campus, among residential buildings – it’s very dense here with campus population.”
There is no word on the conditions of any of the people who were injured.
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