Crop dusting helicopter crashes, pilot taken to hospital

Crop dusting helicopter crashes, pilot taken to hospital

Crop dusting helicopter crashes, pilot taken to hospital

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 27 at 10:48 PM

(WHAS11) -- A crop dusting helicopter crashed Friday morning.

The crash happened about an eighth of a mile south of State Road 3 in Blotcher, Ind. This is about 15 to 20 miles away from Madison, Ind.

According to the emergency management director for Jefferson County Ind. the pilot was making a last round crop dusting a bean field before 8:30 Friday morning.

Emergency management say the ceiling was low, wind tipped his helicopter and chopper blades hit the ground and caused the crash.

Deputy, Ind. first responders on the scene along with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police. FAA is on their way from Dayton, OH.

The pilot has back injuries and was taken to Kings Daughter Hospital in Madison, Ind. According to emergency management the pilot had back problems prior to the crash but they are still being checked by doctors. The pilot is expected to be OK.

The helicopter may be a total loss. The helicopter owned by a company in Pennsylvania.



 

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