Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest

 

A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety investigates a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Texas Department of Public Safety photo)

 

Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission

MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday.

A 2009 Eurocopter AStar 350 helicopter assisting the U.S. Forest Service with a controlled burn in the Sam Houston National Forest crashed, killing one firefighter on board and injuring two others in the helicopter, according to The Texas Department of Public Safety.

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DPS tweeted that the helicopter reportedly went down on Bethel Road near FM 149.

One person inside the chopper died on scene, while the two others, a U.S. Forest Service employee and the helicopter’s pilot, have been taken to a hospital, according to DPS.

They were rushed to Conroe Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

The FAA is investigating.

Authorities with the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office assist the Texas Department of Public Safety with a helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Montgomery County Precinct 1 Contable’s Office photo)

 

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Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 Eurocopter AStar 350 helicopter assisting the U.S. Forest Service with a controlled burn in the […]

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