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Video: TV helicopter becomes the news

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Aug 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-28 14:30:47-04

By Lindsay Buckingham

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (WJW) – A TV helicopter flying over breaking news on Monday in Los Angeles became the day’s top story.

It happened to the KTLA News chopper, Sky5, after it began experiencing engine trouble and had to make an emergency landing.

Pictures captured by another media outlet show smoke pouring out of the helicopter as it efforts to get down on the ground. Thankfully, the pilot makes a skillful landing in an empty parking lot, saving his own life, as well as an on-board photographer.

Watch the dramatic video above of this story from KTLA News.