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Copter, Plane Collide Near Rio Vista

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US Federal Aviation Administration logo over Air traffic controller radar screen (AP)

US Federal Aviation Administration logo over Air traffic controller radar screen (AP)

RIO VISTA (CBS/AP) — Officials say a small plane and a helicopter landed safely after making contact in the air in the San Francisco Bay Area and there are no reports of any injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the
six-seat Beechcraft Bonanza and the two-seat Robinson R22
helicopter collided Sunday near the small Rio Vista Municipal
Airport 50 miles northeast of Oakland.

No specifics on the crash were released.

Gregor says the helicopter landed in a field about eight miles south of the airport, and the plane went down short of the Byron Airport where it was trying to land 20 miles to the south.

Gregor says there are no reports of injuries on either the plane or the helicopter, and the helicopter pilot refused medical treatment.

It’s not clear how many people were aboard the two aircraft.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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