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Helicopter Crashes in NY's Orange County, 5 Suffer Minor Injuries: Officials

A helicopter crashed in New York's Orange County on Saturday afternoon, officials said. The five people on board suffered only minor injuries. 

The Bell 222 helicopter crashed in on Youngblood Road in Crawford, about a 2-hour drive north of New York City, shortly after takeoff, police Chief Dominick Blasko said. 

The pilot reported problems just after taking off and was trying to land when it crashed, Blasko said. 

One person was cut when getting out of the helicopter, he said. 

The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash. 

There was a fuel leak but no fire, Blasko said. 

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