Three Hospitalized After Helicopter Crashes During Power Line Survey in Waldorf

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Three people were taken to the hospital after a helicopter crashed during a power line survey in Waldorf, Maryland. The crash occurred on Monday, July 10, 2023, around 11:30 am. The aircraft routinely studied power lines when it crashed into a wooded area near Billingsley Road and St. Charles Parkway.

The pilot and two passengers were injured in the crash and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is not yet known. The cause of the crash is also under investigation.

Response and Investigation

Emergency responders were quickly on the scene to assist the injured passengers. The Maryland State Police, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, and Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has also been notified and will investigate the crash’s cause.

The helicopter was owned and operated by a private company that the power company contracted to conduct the survey. The power company has not yet released a statement regarding the crash.

The crash has caused some traffic disruptions in the area, and drivers are advised to avoid the intersection of Billingsley Road and St. Charles Parkway until further notice.

This incident serves as a reminder of the risks involved in conducting aerial surveys and the importance of safety protocols. The investigation into the cause of the crash will provide valuable information on how to prevent similar incidents in the future. Our thoughts are with the injured passengers and their families, and we wish them a speedy recovery.

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