by Michael Tellez

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — A helicopter crashed near homes Saturday morning in Southeast Fresno.

Fresno Police responded around 9:54 a.m. for reports of a helicopter crash at a home on Garrett Avenue, near Jensen and Willow Avenue.

When police arrived, they say they found a helicopter crashed in between two houses, with the pilot laying on the ground and the passenger walking around.

FOX 26 obtained surveillance video showing the moment the helicopter crashed to the ground.

In the video, you can see the crash and people start to gather around as someone helps the pilot and passenger exit the helicopter.

Police say they were both conscious, breathing, and talking with minor injuries.

They were both taken to the hospital where their current condition is not known.

One house had very minor damage to the property, and nobody else in the houses or around the area was injured.

Police say the crew told them that they were on a test flight in the survey helicopter when they suddenly heard a loud pop and then began losing altitude.

Police believe the helicopter may have hit the side of one house before hitting a palm tree, and then the ground.

The area will be closed off for around 24 hours while authorities complete their investigation.

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