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Crews work to rescue 2 pilots after Polk Sheriff's Office helicopter, gyrocopter crash land

Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 19:27:57-04

A Polk County Sheriff's Office helicopter and a gyroplane are both down in a field after separate crash landings in Ft. Meade.

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According to PCSO, authorities are on a rescue mission coordinating with other agencies to retrieve two pilots from two aircraft, both of which had hard landings.

The first is a gyropcopter that reportedly went down on Mosaic property, nearest cross street County Line Rd. E., near Manley Rd.

While the PCSO helicopter was above that scene, it went down and had a hard landing.

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Both pilots are together on the ground and both are ok.

Authorities say the area is extremely rural, wet and mucky. They are trying to rescue the pilots with assistance from several other agencies.

This story is developing. Stay with ABC Action News for updates.