Saturday, May 19, 2018

Accident occurred May 19, 2018 in Bowie, Montague County, Texas




Emergency responders from across the Bowie area responded to a helicopter crash report about 9:30 a.m. today north of Bowie.

It appears the helicopter was operated by a hunting service, but that has not been confirmed. 

The crash occurred in a wooded area west of U.S. 81 off Yowell Road, just north of Stoneburg. 

No details are available on what happened to the helicopter. 

Three male subjects were airlifted to area hospitals and one male was transported by ambulance to the hospital. 

Firefighters had to extricate one person from the helicopter.

The Texas Department of Transportation secured the scene awaiting investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration, which investigates these crashes. 

Bowie city and rural firefighters responded, as did Stoneburg and Nocona Rural.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://bowienewsonline.com






MONTAGUE COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) - 12:30 p.m.

A helicopter crash near US 81 north of Bowie around 9:30 a.m. Saturday left three people injured and one unharmed.

Police officers were notified of the crash, and troopers headed to the site near Yowell Road. According to Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs contact Lynn Lunsford, the flight "[l]ooks to be a hog-hunting flight."

Department of Public Safety Lt. Lonny Hasche said the three people injured were taken by medical helicopter to various hospitals.

1:49 p.m.

A helicopter crash near US 81 north of Bowie around 9:30 a.m. Saturday left four people injured, and Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Dan Buesing said federal investigations are taking place.

The helicopter was charted for a wounded veterans air hunting program and crashed into heavy trees on private land just north of Stoneburg, Texas.

One individual was taken to a local hospital with non-incapacitating injuries while the other three occupants were transported to various hospitals in the region with incapacitating injuries.

"The scene is cleared of all non-essential personnel and is being held for federal investigators," Buesing stated.

Original article ➤  http://www.texomashomepage.com

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