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Pilot, passenger hurt in Mich. helicopter crash - Aug 30th, 2013 - Local

— Authorities say a helicopter crash in West Michigan has injured a pilot and a passenger.

The crash happened about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Oceana County's Grant Township, about 50 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

Authorities say the pilot had just stopped to pick up the passenger. The helicopter landed near an intersection and crashed shortly after taking off. The helicopter apparently didn't climb as quickly as expected and the pilot had trouble clearing a line of trees.

The sheriff's department says the pilot and passenger had non-life threatening injuries.