WHDH's news helicopter made a hard landing shortly after takeoff from Beverly Municipal Airport Wednesday morning.
"The Bell B206 helicopter reportedly experienced an engine problem as it took off," a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The helicopter's tail rotor was heavily damaged as it veered to the right after takeoff and then landed on a taxiway. Video from Live Sky 5 showed part of the tail section had broken off and landed several feet away from the helicopter.
There were no injuries reported to the pilot or news photographer on board. The FAA is investigating the cause.