KCAL9/KCBS2 pilot Derek Bell looks over the helicopter he was flying after he made a hard landing Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Whiteman Airpark in Pacoima.
Engine failure has been cited as the cause, KCBS2 reported. The near-crash was reported at about 8 a.m. The craft's tail rotor area was badly damaged. (Gene Blevins/Special to the Daily News)