Officials release photo, details about Tuscola County emergency helicopter landing
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:54:00 GMT —
Tuscola County officials have released a photo and more information on the emergency landing of a helicopter in Denmark Township.
Yesterday, Tuscola County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Robinson responded to a report of a helicopter crash on Quanicassee and VanGeisen Road at around 6 pm.
Once he arrived, however, he found that the pilot and passenger were unharmed.
The pilot explained that he was working on a power line that was 250 feet up in the air. The hoist that was attached had a line break.
As a result, the helicopter pitched and struck a support arm.
The helicopter blades were damaged.
The pilot managed to safely land the helicopter in a corn field.
Officials say the FAA is coming up today to inspect the site and the helicopter.