35-Year-Old Man Hospitalized after Crop-Dusting Helicopter Crashes near McNally Road
VALLEY CENTER, CA (March 29, 2019) – A 35-year-old man suffered injuries Friday morning following a helicopter crash on Muutama Road.
According to the Valley Center Fire Protection District, the incident happened near McNally Road, at about 7:30 AM. A helicopter used for crop dusting was refilling the aircraft with pesticides when its pilot attempted to lift off.
The refilling hose, which was still attached to the aircraft, caused the helicopter to spin and crash. Then, it struck the man standing on top of the refilling truck.
Emergency responders transported the 35-year-old worker to Palomar Medical Center with moderate injuries. Further updates on his current medical condition were not provided. Meanwhile, the 51-year-old pilot did not sustain injuries in the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration continue to investigate the accident. Additional information will be released following the conclusion of the investigation.
Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. If you find yourself involved in a helicopter or a small plane crash, do not panic. Make sure everyone involved in the crash is in good condition. Immediately contact the authorities for medical treatment or rescue.
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