Local/Regional News
12:35 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Ky State Police - DEA Helicopter Crashes, 2 Injured

JACKSON, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police say a helicopter working with the state's Cannabis Suppression Branch has crashed in eastern Kentucky.

Credit Kentucky State Police

Trooper Tony Watts says one trooper was on board when the helicopter went down Monday morning in Breathitt County near the Magoffin County line. Watts declined to comment on the specifics of the crash or whether there were any injuries.

WLEX-TV and WKYT-TV in Lexington each reported that the crash involved a DEA helicopter working with the marijuana suppression team.

The stations reported that a spotter and pilot have non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remained under investigation Monday.