A KTLA helicopter with an apparent oil leak was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of Hollywood this evening.
The helicopter landed in an empty parking lot at Franklin Avenue and Las Palmas Avenue at about 6:10 p.m.
The incident was captured by the helicopter news crew for CBS2/KCAL9.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey tweeted that the helicopter had an apparent oil leak and there was no fire. No one aboard the aircraft was injured, Humphrey said.
The helicopter was emitting large amounts of smoke when it landed with LAFD units waiting nearby.
Cory Blaine, who lives at Hudson Avenue and Yucca Street, saw the aircraft as its pilot was looking for a place to land.
"I was near the Musicians Institute on Hollywood and McCadden and I saw it from there just doing circles," Blaine said. "So I ran over to see what was happening. I thought it was going down.
"It didn't look good. It certainly didn't look natural. There was a lot of smoke."