No injuries reported in helicopter crash

a 1981 Enstrom FA28C with approximately 15 gallons fuel on board took off from behind the Evans Farms Fall Festival at 9843 Seashore Highway. (Submitted photo)

BRIDGEVILLE – No injuries were reported when a helicopter crashed at the Evans Produce Farm, east of Bridgeville, on Sunday.

Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said a preliminary investigation determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:37 p.m. when a 1981 Enstrom FA28C with approximately 15 gallons fuel on board took off from behind the Evans Farms Fall Festival at 9843 Seashore Highway.

The pilot, 62 of Bridgeville, reported the aircraft lost power as he cleared the irrigation and electrical lines and proceeded east approximately 300 yards before making a hard landing into the adjacent soybean field. There were four people on the helicopter including the pilot.

The three passengers included a female, 41, of Lewes, and two children ages 7 and 4. They were transported by Bridgeville EMS to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford for precautionary reasons. The crash is being investigated the Federal Aviation Administration.

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