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Small helicopter crashes in downtown Honolulu


HONOLULU (AP) -- A small helicopter lost power and came crashing down on a busy downtown Honolulu street, but authorities say no one is badly hurt.

Capt. Terry Seelig of the Honolulu Fire Department says it's "pretty miraculous" that a male passenger suffered only minor injuries.

The helicopter was on a photography flight when it lost power Wednesday afternoon, forcing a crash landing on Fort Street. Seelig says the chopper ended up along a curbside in front of an apartment complex, badly damaging a parked car.

The crash happened in front of a fire station. Seelig says firefighters heard the crash and ran out to help.

The Fire Department will be notifying the Federal Aviation Administration.

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