NTSB: CareFlight pilot didn’t see power lines before ‘hard landing’ at Butler County crash scene


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A CareFlight medical helicopter pilot checked but was unable to locate power lines near an emergency landing zone at a Butler County vehicle crash scene, causing the chopper to make a hard landing last month.

A preliminary investigation was released by the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday, revealing the department’s findings in the medical helicopter crash in Milford Twp., Butler County July 26. Investigators ruled the helicopter hit high-voltage power lines, causing the helicopter to fall around 50 feet to the ground, NTSB investigators said in the report.

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A preliminary investigation of the helicopter crash found the helicopter contacted power lines, sending the helicopter to the ground in the “hard landing.”
A preliminary investigation of the helicopter crash found the helicopter contacted power lines, sending the helicopter to the ground in the “hard landing.”


A CareFlight medical helicopter experienced a ‘hard landing’ while trying to land at the scene of a Butler County vehicle crash that killed a Richmond, Indiana woman and injured three others.
A CareFlight medical helicopter experienced a ‘hard landing’ while trying to land at the scene of a Butler County vehicle crash that killed a Richmond, Indiana woman and injured three others.

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