HANOVER TWP, Pa. - A helicopter was damaged in a "hard landing" at Lehigh Valley International Airport just after noon Tuesday.
Emergency crews responded about 12:10 p.m. to what initially was described as a helicopter crash.
The unidentified female pilot was injured, with lacerations on her hand and a contusion on her head, according to an airport spokeswoman. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Bethlehem.
The injured woman has a private helicopter license and is working toward accumulating hours so she can get her commercial license.
The aircraft received significant damage.
The acccident was described as a "hard landing" by the airport spokeswoman. No word yet on what caused it. It is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The accident did not interrupt airport flight operations.
Allentown, PA 18102