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Two escape helicopter crash at Cahokia airport

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A helicopter crashed at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia Thursday afternoon but the two occupants were not injured, according to television reports.

The crash occurred about 2:40 p.m. and a flight instructor and student escaped safely, KTVI-Channel 2 reported.

KMOV-Channel 4 said the airport’s main runway remains opens for planes.

A cause of the crash has not been released.

Mike Koziatek joined the Belleville News-Democrat in 1998 as an assistant editor and is now a reporter covering the Belleville area. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and grew up in St. Louis.
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