2 people injured in helicopter crash near Hill City

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed while landing near Hill City Thursday, Sept. 12. (photo courtesy Hill City Volunteer Fire Department)

HILL CITY, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Two people escaped a helicopter crash with just minor injuries Thursday afternoon near Hill City.

The Bell 206 helicopter, however, is heavily damaged. The Federal Aviation Administration preliminary report states that the helicopter crashed on landing. It is registered to a limited liability company out of Hawaii.

The crash, according to a post on the Hill City Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page, was just west of the town.