Authorities say one person was hurt when a powerful wind toppled a Little Rock Police Department helicopter during a test run.
Little Rock Police Lt. Michael Ford tells TV station KATV that a pilot was conducting the test run Thursday after a new battery was installed in the helicopter.
Ford says a straight-line wind tipped the helicopter off a staging area it was sitting on, then the aircraft went into a malfunction and started spinning on the ground.
Ford says one officer suffered a serious head injury but was able to talk to emergency crews as they arrived.
The incident happened on the south side of the city near Interstate 530.