Friday, September 09, 2022

Bell 205A-1, N66HJ: Accident occurred September 07, 2022 in Cougar, Cowlitz County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances into Merrill Lake.

Date: 07-SEP-22
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N66HJ
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 205
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  1 No Injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: OTHER
Operation: 133

PORTLAND, Oregon – Authorities are investigating after a helicopter reportedly crashed into Merrill Lake near Cougar, Washington on Wednesday.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources tells KOIN 6 News a helicopter was dipping into the lake to assist with the Kalama Fire. However, the helicopter crashed into the north end of the water around 4 p.m., officials say.

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The Washington DNR said the pilot, who was the only person on board, was able to swim to shore and receive a medical evaluation.

The public is asked to avoid the area while authorities investigate the cause of the crash.

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