Helicopter Crashes on Street Near Chicago Executive Airport

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Authorities say a helicopter crashed on the street near the Chicago Executive Airport in the northwest suburbs early Wednesday.

At around 6:40 a.m., the private helicopter crashed on the street near the intersection of Apple Drive and North Milwaukee Avenue about a mile south of the airport, according to Prospect Heights police and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA said only the pilot was aboard the Robinson R44 helicopter at the time of the crash.

Police said there were no life-threatening injuries reported. The pilot suffered "minor injuries" and was transported to Glenbrook Hospital.

Further details were not immediately available.

The airport said it was closed for a short time but resumed normal operations just before 9 a.m.

Milwaukee Avenue remains closed between Palatine and Des Plaines River roads as authorities, including the FAA, continue to investigate.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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