A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod happened to be in the area at the time of the crash and its pilot witnessed the crash, according to the Coast Guard press release. The helicopter landed and a crewmember walked to the site of the crash with a fire extinguisher to assist local responders. The woman was hoisted out of the area by the Coast Guard helicopter and flown back to the Provincetown airport, where they were met by a waiting emergency helicopter, the CG press release said.
"When we witnessed the crash, it turned into a forest fire with a plume of smoke," said Lt. Mike Feltovic, a pilot with Air Station Cape Cod. "Paramedics assesed her and thought if they moved her she might die, so the decision was made to hoist her." The crash scene has been documented by the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Investigators from the Massachusetts State Police, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission remain on scene at this time.