3 injured in Shreveport helicopter crash

 

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Three members of a LifeAir Rescue suffered minor injuries Saturday when their helicopter crashed during a test flight near the Shreveport Downtown Airport.

Shreveport Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Angie Willhite says the accident was reported about 12:49 p.m. in a field behind Metro Aviation.

Willhite says Life Air was making a test flight in a Eurocopter and shortly after takeoff the crew experienced mechanical problems which led to the crash.

Metro Aviation owns the aircraft and rents it to Life Air Rescue. It crashed near Metro Aviation's headquarters, where it was undergoing routine maintenance.

Fire Chief Louis Johnson says the pilot and two mechanics were taken to Willis-Knighton Hospital with minor injuries. Their conditions were not available.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Metro Aviation are investigating.

 

St. Mary Now & Franklin Banner-Tribune

Franklin Banner-Tribune
P.O. Box 566, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-828-3706
Fax: 337-828-2874

Morgan City Daily Review
P.O. Box 948, Morgan City, LA 70381
Phone: 985-384-8370
Fax: 985-384-4255

Follow Us