Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: An isolated shower or thunderstorm remains possible in the hot and humid air this Saturday, the 4th. Same for Sunday...although NOT a wash-out either day!
OGLESBY (March 30, 2014) The Department of Public Safety responded to a rural helicopter crash near FM 107 in Oglesby just before noon Sunday.
According to DPS Trooper Harpin Myers, two men inside the helicopter were in the middle of a hog hunt when their helicopter began to malfunction.
The pilot, who is a former Marine Cobra pilot, set the helicopter down in a field safely, Myers said.
"This individual because he was an experienced pilot, prevented what could have been a catastrophe," Myers said.
The pilot and the man inside the helicopter weren't harmed. No one on the ground was harmed either.
The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.