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Helicopter attempting take off strikes parked car

Posted at 10:56 PM, Sep 30, 2018

A helicopter attempting to take off strikes a vehicle.

Maryland State Police say the incident happened just before 6 p.m. on Sunday at 11 Longwell Avenue in Westminster.

A preliminary investigation revealed the helicopter, a 2005 Robinson R44 Raven 2 was attempting to take off from the top level of a parking garage at the location.

The operator, identified as 40-year-old James Howard Pickett III, of Catskill, New York reportedly lost control and struck a parked, unoccupied Dodge Charger.

The helicopter ultimately came to rest and remained on the top level of the garage. No injuries were reported.

The incident has been referred to the Federal Aviation Administration for further investigation.