Helicopter lands in parking lot at Redwood City Kmart

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A mechanical issue forced a civilian helicopter to land in the Kmart parking lot in Redwood City on Saturday.

The helicopter had a minor mechanical issue while en route to San Carlos Airport, so the pilot made a safe and controlled landing in the parking lot of the store at 1155 Veterans Blvd., according to the Redwood City Police Department.

Mechanics from the San Carlos Airport were notified and they came to fix the issue. At 6:26 p.m., the helicopter returned safely to San Carlos Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified and an incident report was taken, police said.

“No injuries, no damage to the aircraft and no damage to public or private property,” police said.

Photo credit: Redwood City Police Department