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News Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing While Covering Potomac House Fire (PHOTOS)

A news helicopter made an emergency “soft” landing, while covering a house fire in Potomac this morning. The helicopter landed in a nearby field at the 10900 block on Brent Road.

Brad Freitas, an aerial journalist on board the helicopter, said the reason for the emergency landing was reported smoke coming from the engine. Freitas says there were no injuries and that the helicopter will be inspected by a certified mechanic.

Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted out photos of the landing.

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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