Helicopter crash lands in hay meadow

Ponca City Now - August 26, 2015 1:07 pm

A 51-year-old pilot suffered minor cuts and abrasions in the crash of a helicopter in a hay meadow about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday near the Ketchum Airport.

John Marcotte, of Vinita, Oklahoma, was treated at the scene.

Shortly after becoming airborne, Marcotte said he heard a sudden boom and suspected mechanical failure. Then he lost the tail of the aircraft and crash landed in the privately owned hay meadow.

The FAA was advised and will be taking report. The initial investigation was done by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


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