3 people injured as helicopter crashes at Pennsylvania fair

News Sep 29, 2019 11:31

A helicopter crashed into a parking lot at a fair in Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, injuring three people, according to reports.

The helicopter crashed at about 8 p.m. in a parking lot at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, about 90 minutes north of the state capital of Harrisburg.

The fair president told WBRE-TV that three people were injured. The three, who were taken to a nearby hospital, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to WBRE.

3 people injured as helicopter crashes at Pennsylvania fair

All three people who were injured were on the helicopter, including the pilot and two passengers. The three were taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Bloomsburg Police Chief William Gelgot said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

"An Enstrom F28F sightseeing helicopter crashed south of the helipad at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pa, today at 8:15 p.m.," the FAA said in a statement. "Contact local authorities for information on the pilot and persons on board the helicopter. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident."

3 people injured as helicopter crashes at Pennsylvania fair

Photos from the fair's Lot C showed the helicopter on its side with a bent rotor sticking up into the air and several damaged cars nearby.

It's not clear if the helicopter was landing or taking off at the time of the incident.

The FAA will investigate starting Sunday morning. The helicopter involved was the one that normally takes people on tours at the fair. The FAA issued a statement regarding the helicopter crash.

3 people injured as helicopter crashes at Pennsylvania fair

The statement reads in part: “An Enstrom F28F sightseeing helicopter crashed south of the helipad at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, PA. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident.”

There were over 64,000 attendees on Friday night, according to organizers. The fair's website advertises the helicopter rides, operated by J & J Shop Heliair, for $20 per person.

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Source: https://abcnews.go.com/US/injured-helicopter-crashes-cars-pennsylvania-fairgrounds/story?id=65933174&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed

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