Helicopter Crashes During Central Texas Hog Hunt

By: Matt Howerton Email
By: Matt Howerton Email

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.

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