FAA: Helicopter crashes in N. Hopewell Twp.
A helicopter crashed in North Hopewell Township and caused minor injuries to two people over the weekend, according to officials.
Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said a Schweizer 269D helicopter went down at Shoestring Aviation Field around 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14.
Two people were on board at the time.
North Hopewell-Winterstown Volunteer Fire Chief Shanan Poe said Monday, July 16, that the helicopter had come from Maryland, and the pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries.
He said the fire company went to the scene to make sure there weren't any hazards as a result of the crash, and there were none.
Poe said the crash was minor.
Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Co., which responded to the scene, wrote in a post on its website that the helicopter was experienced an issue while landing, and it hit the ground and flipped over onto its side.
There was no fuel leak and no fire, according to the fire company.
A message to state police spokesman Trooper James Spencer seeking additional information was not returned Monday, July 16.
The FAA is investigating, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine what caused the crash, according to Bergen.
The helicopter is listed in online records as being owned by Chesapeake Copters LLC in Kingston, Maryland.
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