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Officer killed in copter crash
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Edwards, Michael
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated March 2, 1983 reads, "The remains of the LAPD helicopter, its tail dangling, that crashed at 51st Street and Broadway, killing a reserve officer and injuring two." Pilot Sgt. Ronnie Hansen and Officer Tom Brooks were onboard with the accident victim, Reserve Officer Stuart Taira, who was scheduled to use a video camera to capture damage caused by a tornado that had hit South Los Angeles. Soon after take-off, the helicopter struck a power line and crashed to the ground. Taira was struck by a rotor when he stepped out of the damaged Bell Jet Ranger.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Bell helicopters
Helicopters--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Helicopters--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Aircraft accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Night photographs
Time Period

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