Helicopter makes emergency hard landing in Fayetteville

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A pilot escaped injury during a hard landing at the Fayetteville Regional Airport.

The pilot of a helicopter is safe after making an emergency hard landing at the Fayetteville regional airport Thursday.

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Fire officials say the two-seat helicopter was attempting to take off when it suddenly came back down causing it to skid a couple feet across the runway.

The helicopter made a hard landing Thursday night.

The pilot was the only person onboard and was not injured.

A hazmat crew responded to the scene because the helicopter was leaking fuel.

The cause of the incident is unknown and remains under investigation.
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