Tennessee Helicopter Crash Injures Two Alabama Men
TULLAHOMA, TN. – According to an online news report posted by al.com, a Tennessee helicopter crash left two men from Alabama seriously injured. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, but officials have released information about both of the victims.*
The crash occurred on the afternoon of February 28thoutside of Tullahoma, Tennessee, according to al.com. An HH-60L Black Hawk helicopter was traveling in the area and somehow crashed. The helicopter crashed in an open area of private, deserted land outside of Tullahoma at about 3 p.m. that day. None of the circumstances leading to the crash have yet been reported, so it is not clear what caused the accident.
The men in the helicopter were reportedly aviators retired from the U.S. Army and were working for the Alabama-based company Arista Aviation. They were experienced in flying Black Hawk helicopters. It is not clear where they were traveling. One of the men is a 70-year-old resident of Ozark, Alabama, and the other is a 69-year-old resident of New Brockton, Alabama.
The al.com report states that both men were injured in the crash and transported to Vanderbilt Hospital. They are both reportedly in stable condition at this time. It does not appear that anyone else was in the helicopter when it crashed. No other injuries from the crash were reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision, and no further information about the accident has been reported at this time. It is expected that a report will be released when the agencies have been able to conduct preliminary investigation and determine some of the facts surrounding the accident.
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Source:https://www.al.com/news/2019/03/alabama-man-injured-in-tennessee-helicopter-crash.html and https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/02/tn-helicopter-crash-pilots-identified-tullahoma-helicopter-crash/3041222002/
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