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Medical helicopter makes emergency landing in east Charlotte parking lot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities say a Med Center Air helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing early Tuesday morning in a parking lot in east Charlotte.

It happened just after 1 a.m. in a parking lot off East Independence Boulevard, near Sharon Amity Road.

Officials said the pilot radioed that a piece of medical equipment on the chopper caught fire.

The pilot and crew were able to land safely in a parking lot and after checking to make sure the helicopter was safe, the pilot was able to take off again.

No injuries were reported and there were no patients on board at the time of the incident.

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