2 injured after helicopter crashes near Lehigh Valley International Airport

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2 injured after helicopter crashes near Lehigh Valley International Airport. George Solis has more on Action News at 10 p.m. on August 11, 2019.

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- An investigation is underway after a small helicopter crashed near the Lehigh Valley International Airport Sunday afternoon

It happened around 2:30 p.m. near Postal Road in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.

Teams of police, firefighters and members of the FAA surrounded the wreckage that barely resembled a helicopter.

The FAA confirms that two people were on board a Schweizer 269C helicopter when it crashed.

Action News also confirmed that the aircraft made impact with the roof of the industrial ceramics company's warehouse where it ultimately landed.

"It's very minimal, very minimal damage," said property owner Nick Schaefer. "Fortunate that everybody walked away really very nice from the whole thing, thank goodness right?" he added.

According to Lehigh Valley International Airport officials, the helicopter took off from the Ace Pilot Training School at the airport.

"Two (2) souls were transported to a local hospital with reported non-life threatening injuries. The helicopter did depart from ACE Pilot Training School at ABE.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the two individuals and their families involved in this incident," said airport officials in a statement.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) will conduct an investigation.

Fire officials said the pilot and passenger were taken to St. Luke's Hospital. Their conditions and identities have not been released.