NTSB: Utility Line that Caused Crash Unmarked

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has found that an unmarked utility line caused a state police helicopter to crash last year.

The NTSB found the utility wire that the helicopter clipped before crashing in Breathitt County was not shown on a navigation chart.

The pilot and a state trooper on board were looking for patches of illegal marijuana. They were seriously hurt in the crash.

The NTSB report issued last week said the wire had once served a coal mine, but the mine had been closed for some time and as a result no one had reported it to the Federal Aviation Administration.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 244219621 - wbko.com/a?a=244219621
Gray Television, Inc.