Helicopter crash lands near Winthrop ice rink; no injuries

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Okanogan County say a small helicopter crash-landed near an ice rink and a hotel in a northern Washington town but that no one was hurt. The county sheriff’s office confirmed Saturday’s crash landing in the town of Winthrop to KREM-TV. Witnesses told the station that children and adults had just been using the outdoor rink when the crash occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Sheriff Tony Hawley says two passengers on the aircraft were unhurt. It wasn’t known why the helicopter was attempting a landing in the area. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.