July 30, 2008 - 10:25am

A former Los Angeles-area TV cameraman who was badly hurt when the helicopter he was riding in crashed while he was covering the 2000 Academy Awards  for L.A. Fox network affiliate KTTV was awarded more than $13 million in damages last month. Phil Arno was photographing celebrities on March 26, 2000, when the hydraulic system failed on his Eurocopter AS 350B aerial platform. Pilot Kris Kelley steered away from the crowded downtown L.A.