Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Helicopter Crash


A pilot for the DEA and a state trooper are recovering after surviving a fiery helicopter crash in Eastern Kentucky.

It happened around 11 a.m. yesterday morning in a rural area in Breathitt County near the Magoffin County line.

The DEA helicopter was flying a mission as part of the Kentucky State Police marijuana eradication team. The helicopter was up in the air looking for marijuana plants.

Both men were air lifted to a Huntington, West Virginia hospital. Both have injuries including burns, but the injuries are non-life threatening.


The NTSB is expected to arrive on scene this morning to begin its investigation.