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Helicopter crashes in baylands

Original post made by Joe, Barron Park, on Mar 15, 2012

PAPD and PAFD are on scene of a helicopter crash in the Palo Alto baylands just north of the MSC and west of the landfill. The pilot was the only occupant of the aircraft and was able to walk away from the crash. There are reports of wires down in the area.

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Posted by Driver
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Thanks, Joe. I was heading North on 101 and it was all backed up, so I thought I'd try frontage road there, and it was backed up too! Turns out there was a crash on 101, and then 4 fire engines off frontage road for the heli crash. Maybe the 101 crash was a result of drivers looking to the Baylands. But it took me 30 minutes to get from San Antonio to Embarcadero.

And what's with the sirens and helis now if the guy walked away?

Californians just don't do well in rain - or sprinkles!

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Posted by Cc
a resident of University South
on Mar 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Thanks for the info. Saw 5 papd cars flying down Channing and heard lots of other sirens. Was wondering what was going on.

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Posted by Tyler Hanley
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Mar 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Tyler Hanley is a registered user.

We will have a story about the crash/emergency landing posted shortly. No one was injured.

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