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News Chopper Lands at Wilshire Country Club

Local news chopper made an emergency landing at the Wilshire Country Club earlier this month (photo from Jenny Ratkovich)

Several weeks ago, the neighborhood was buzzing when a local news helicopter made an emergency landing at the Wilshire Country Club in Hancock Park. We heard from tennis players at the nearby LA Tennis Club that it was quite a sight to see a chopper landing so close to the densely populated neighborhood.

According to residents, the chopper was in the air covering the protests around the area when the pilot determined it was necessary to make an emergency landing. Fortunately, the Wilshire Country Club golf course was available and wide open. Play has since resumed on the course, but at the time, it was closed to golfers in compliance with the City’s stay-at-home orders. Shortly after the chopper landed, another chopper arrived with a mechanic who was able to quickly address the problem.

It was quite a sight to see these aircraft up close in the later afternoon sun. Fortunately, there were no injuries or damage, just some stunning images captured by Hancock Park resident Jenny Ratkovich from her family’s backyard, front row seat. Thanks to Jenny for sharing the photos with the Buzz.

Second chopper arrived shortly after with a mechanic who was quickly able to address the problem. (photo from Jenny Ratkovich)
Two choppers landed on the Wilshire Country Club late in the afternoon of Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (photo from Jenny Ratkovich)
Photos from the Ratkovich family’s backyard front seat. (photo from Jenny Ratkovich)


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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