Smoking news copter emergency lands in Hollywood
The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that the helicopter from KTLA-TV landed safely with no fire and the two on board were not hurt. The smoke came from an apparent oil leak.
Pilot Tim Lynn told his TV station that another pilot from a KCBS-TV helicopter first saw and alerted him of the smoke, and it eventually began pouring into the cockpit, but he maintained good control of the helicopter.
Lynn said he first considered landing in a high school football stadium before finding the empty lot.