Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Commercial helicopter crashes in Lake County – Charles D’Alberto
YELLOW BAY –
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports a commercial helicopter pushing water off of cherry trees crashed Saturday afternoon in the Yellow Bay area.
Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says in a press release that at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Lake County deputies responded to a report of a commercial helicopter crash.
When deputies arrived, the helicopter was only occupied by the uninjured pilot.
It’s believed the helicopter made contact with a nearby power line which caused the accident. The pilot was able to maneuver the aircraft down after making contact with the power line.
Bell told MTN News that the helicopter suffered between $40,000 and $100,000 in damage. The Federal Aviation Administration will further investigate this incident.
Bell says more information will be released as the investigation proceeds.