One Injured in Michigan Helicopter Crash

LAKEVIEW, Mich. (AP) – A pilot has been injured in a helicopter crash in central Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Press, WZZM and WOOD reported 73-year-old pilot Clayton Capen of Mecosta was the only person aboard when the helicopter struck a hangar Saturday at Lakeview Airport, about 40 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

Michigan State Police Sgt. Aaron Sweeney says Capen was landing about 1:15 p.m. to get fuel when the craft struck the top of a hangar and crashed. Sweeney says the helicopter ended up on its side.

Capen was listed in serious condition at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Mecosta is north of Lakeview.

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