Helicopter with 6 aboard crashes in Bullville

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BULLVILLE -

A helicopter with six people aboard crashed in Bullville Saturday.

Police say the incident happened Saturday afternoon. The helicopter was carrying five occupants and the pilot.

Minor injuries were reported.

Witnesses say the helicopter took off but came back down just minutes later, and ended up landing on its side.

The landing happened off of Scotchtown-Collabar Road. The pilot reported experiencing an engine failure shortly after takeoff.

The FAA has opened an investigation into the incident.

A fuel leak at the scene was contained by hazmat crews.

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