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SLED helicopter crashes in Lowcountry

Pilot injured at crash at Summerville Airport

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A helicopter belonging to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division crashed at the Summerville Airport around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The pilot -- the only occupant of the craft -- was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The helicopter was flying a mission for Dorchester County authorities and is the first crash of a SLED helicopter in the agency's history.

The Federal Aviation Association is investigating.

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