UPDATED 3:28 p.m.

CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOX) – Two men were able to walk away from a helicopter crash Monday with only bumps, bruises and scrapes.

St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Chief Mike Mavrogeorge says they were very lucky, because the helicopter wound up on its top, with only the cockpit left intact.

Mavrogeorge says the helicopter was not very high when it crashed, and those on board did not contact the tower as the crash happened.

The helicopter was being operated by Midwest Helicopter Training Academy, which is owned by Fostaire, which isn’t commenting.

Previous reporting:

KMOX is on the scene of a helicopter crash at St. Louis Downtown Airport in St. Clair County.

KMOX’s Brian Kelly reports that a training helicopter crashed. Two men were able to walk away from the wreckage.

The helicopter was owned by Fostaire Helicopters, Kelly reports, and was being flown by the Midwest Helicopter Training Academy.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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