One person hurt in helicopter crash near Delta Junction

Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010

DELTA JUNCTION - One person was hurt when a helicopter crashed near Delta Junction.

The Delta Wind reports that the copter was flying across the Delta River from the town Saturday afternoon when it began to lose power and crashed into some trees. The pilot and three passengers were able to get out of the aircraft and summon help, and State Police and aid workers arrived to help a fourth passenger injured in the crash. The newspaper says the extent of the passenger's injuries was not immediately known, but he was taken to the Delta Junction hospital and then flown to Anchorage for evaluation.

The McDonald Douglas Hughes 500 helicopter is owned and operated by Aurora Aviation of Delta Junction.

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