GRANT TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a helicopter crash in West Michigan has injured a pilot and a passenger.

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Oceana County’s Grant Township, about 50 miles northwest of Grand Rapids, according to

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Authorities say the pilot had just stopped to pick up the passenger. The helicopter landed near an intersection, but crashed shortly after taking off again.

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The helicopter apparently didn’t climb as quickly as expected and the pilot had trouble clearing a line of trees.

The sheriff’s department says the pilot and passenger were both transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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