Jump to content

ag ship down


Timbersprayer
 Share

Recommended Posts

By The Record

February 03, 2010 12:00 AM

ESCALON - A pilot was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when the helicopter he was flying crashed east of Escalon.

 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot had just refueled the helicopter, usually used for dusting crops, when he crashed at about 2:14 p.m. in an orchard.

 

FAA Spokesman Ian Gregor said the pilot was not dusting crops at the time of the crash. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The helicopter was destroyed in the crash.

 

According the FAA's Web site, the helicopter is registered to William Cavanagh of Modesto.

 

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

 

In a separate incident, the FAA says a crop dusting helicopter crashed about 3.5 miles from Merced County's Los Banos Airport after experiencing mechanical problems around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

 

The helicopter went down in an open field. The pilot was not hurt.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...