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Author: last week   Date: 7/5/2019 10:01:04 AM  +0/-0>


June 26 2019

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says one of their helicopter pilots is in the hospital after crashing Wednesday afternoon.

According to a press release from SLED, the helicopter went down at Summerville Airport around 4 p.m. The agency says the pilot was the only one in the helicopter and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Injuries are reportedly non-life threatening.


SLED says the pilot was flying a mission for authorities in Dorchester County. SLED also notes this is the first time one of their helicopters has crashed in the agency's history.

The FAA has been called to investigate the crash.

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WSAV) – A law enforcement agency’s helicopter crashed at a South Carolina airport Wednesday sending the pilot to the hospital with injuries.

According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divison (SLED), one of their MD 500 helicopters crashed at the Summerville Airport around 4 p.m.

The pilot, who was the only occupant, was injured with what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries.

SLED says the helicopter was flying a mission for Dorchester County authorities.

The agency noted that this is the first ever crash of a SLED helicopter.

The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.


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