Helicopter Crash

Ky State Police - DEA Helicopter Crashes, 2 Injured

Jul 29, 2013
Kentucky State Police

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

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.

Kentucky Medical Helicopter Crash Kills 3 Crew Members

Jun 7, 2013

MANCHESTER, Ky.-- A medical helicopter crashed in eastern Kentucky, killing all three crew members aboard.  A statement from Air Evac Lifeteam said the accident happened in Clay County at 11:16 p.m. Thursday.


There was no patient on board. WHAS radio reported that the helicopter came down in the parking lot of Paces Creek Elementary School outside Manchester, which is about 90 miles southeast of Lexington, in what witnesses described as a dense fog.