Helicopter crashes into home

by nph | May 4th, 2012

May 4, 2012

A small two-seater helicopter crashed onto the roof of a home in an East Phoenix residential neighborhood about four miles from Sky Harbor International Airport, reports AJC.

No one on the ground was hurt, and there was no fire. The two men aboard the helicopter were rescued by the local fire department and appeared to be in stable condition. They were taken to a nearby hospital.

A neighbor said that he heard the whole thing, but had no idea what it was. He ran outside and saw the wreckage sticking up out of the tree. “It didn’t dawn on me that it was a helicopter because that’s such a rare thing to happen in the middle of Wednesday.”

The copter appeared to have fallen straight down from the sky onto the roof of the house. Then it slid off and landed in a nearby tree.

The aircraft was registered to Canyon State Aero in Gilbert, which specializes in pilot training.

The accident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

If you or someone you know has had his or her safety compromised on a commercial or private airline, the aviation accident attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy may be able to help.