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Officials investigate cause of helicopter crash in San Diego Bay

By City News Service

An investigation was under way Monday into what caused a helicopter to crash in San Diego Bay.

The crash near the San Diego-Coronado Bridge was reported at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego Harbor police Lt. James Jordan.

Harbor police scooped up the lone pilot, who was taken to UCSD Medical Center for injuries he suffered in the crash, Jordan said.

The 69-year-old experienced pilot suffered from cuts, bruises and back pain, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune, which also reported that the copter crashed shortly after taking off from a yacht.