Helicopter Crashes In Central Texas

The small private helicopter went down in a field outside of Kopperl in northern Bosque County. (WFAA-TV photo)

KOPPERL (September 19, 2012)—A small private helicopter crashed early Wednesday morning in a field off County Road 1185 outside of Kopperl, but there were no reports of injuries.

The two-seat Hiller UH-12B was being used to survey cattle and fences in the rural area when its engine failed and it made what one source described as a hard landing.

The tail rotor snapped off and the main rotor was damaged.

Officials in neighboring Johnson County received a 911 call shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday about the crash.

Deputies responded and spotted the helicopter aircraft across the Brazos River in Bosque County.

Video shot by WFAA-TV in Dallas show the two-seat helicopter in a field surrounded by law enforcement personnel.

The Federal Aviation Administration had no immediate details on the accident.


(WFAA-TV photo)
The small private helicopter went down in a field outside of Kopperl in northern Bosque County. (WFAA-TV photo)
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(WFAA-TV photo)