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Helicopter pilot survives crash in Florida park



COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — Authorities say a helicopter pilot transporting building materials survived a crash near a Florida park. Police in Coconut Creek said the helicopter went down Thursday afternoon in a wooded area next to Tradewinds Park. No one else was aboard the aircraft. Authorities say the pilot was airlifted from the crash site by another helicopter with a rescue basket and taken to a local hospital. The pilot's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. His name was not immediately released.

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