Written by AARON CASTREJON
AZUSA - The pilot of a Sikorsky S-58 helicopter was uninjured after making an emergency landing on a field at Azusa High School September 11.
The helicopter landed on a field on the south side of Azusa High School, 240 N. Cerritos Ave., around 12:40 p.m. The pilot, the lone occupant of the helicopter, made the landing for unknown reasons, according to Ian Gregor, public affairs manager with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Azusa Police officers arrived to the scene and reported the helicopter experienced a mid-air mechanical issue.
Regular school day activities carried on as scheduled, according to a message from the Azusa Unified School District.
According to FAA records, the Sikorsky is registered to Heli-Flite, Inc., doing business as ARIS Helicopters. The Riverside-based company provides helicopters for motion pictures, executive transport, heavy lift operations and fire suppression.
Heli-Flite has served the helicopter industry for more than 40 years.