Three people were injured in a helicopter crash in Waldorf, Maryland on Sunday morning, July 10th, 2023. According to the Maryland State Police, the incident happened shortly after 10:35 a.m. The helicopter, reportedly surveying power lines, experienced engine failure, causing it to crash.
The three occupants of the helicopter were injured in the crash and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown. The Maryland State Police responded to the scene and are investigating the cause of the crash.
This incident is a reminder of the risks associated with helicopter operations, especially when it comes to surveying and maintenance work on power lines. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has strict regulations to ensure helicopter operations’ safety, including regular inspections and maintenance checks.
The Waldorf community is grateful that no one was killed in the crash and is calling for increased safety measures to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. The Maryland State Police and the FAA will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the crash and ensure that all necessary safety measures are in place.
As the investigation continues, the community is reminded to prioritize safety regarding helicopter operations and report any concerns or safety violations to the appropriate authorities.