Helicopter Crashes While Spraying Pa. Field
PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a helicopter spraying herbicide on a wheat field in central Pennsylvania crashed when a wind gust caused the pilot to lose control.
South Londonderry Township police Chief Jeffrey Arnold says the pilot walked away, although the helicopter sustained major damage.
Police say 59-year-old pilot Thomas Green of Gettysburg told them he was flying too close to the ground when the helicopter was hit by a wind gust Friday morning .
Police say that caused the right skid of the helicopter to catch on the ground, flipping the aircraft.
Green was taken to a hospital and was listed in good condition Friday afternoon.