CHATHAM  — Authorities say a helicopter with two people on board crashed near an apartment complex in New Jersey after its tail hit a garage.

A helicopter after crashing into a parking garage in Chatham (CBS New York)

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter went down near the Chatham Village Apartments, about three miles south of the Morristown Airport. It happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday.

CBS New York reported the 54-year-old pilot wasn't injured and his passenger was taken to a local hospital for back pain.

The FAA says the helicopter, a Robinson R44, is registered to a Delaware address.

Sean Flood, who lives near the crash scene, tells NJ.com the helicopter appeared to have struck a one-story garage before hitting the ground. He says he saw a man taking items from the helicopter as authorities were securing the scene.

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