TV chef Herman den Blijker has been taken to hospital after the helicopter he was travelling in crash-landed at Rotterdam airport, the Telegraaf reports.
Both Den Blijker and the pilot are suffering from neck injuries, the cigar-smoking chef told tv gossip show RTL Boulevard by phone.
The pilot had apparently being trying to land the helicopter after noticing engine trouble immediately after take-off. The helicopter came down hard in grass next to the runway.
The airport was closed for nearly an hour .
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