Does anyone know anything about this recent crash?

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Does anyone know anything about this recent crash?

Postby seneca2e » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:34 pm

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Not much more than pic and story below released yet

Postby tamflyer » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:47 am

According to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Gregory McCabe, 30, of Fruitport landed in a field off 104th Avenue near Rothbury shortly before 4:40 p.m. on Thursday to take his father-in-law, Lester Korson, 79, of Rothbury, for his first helicopter ride.

The incident occurred as the helicopter was taking off and didn’t have enough lift to clear trees. As McCabe set the helicopter down, it bounced and landed on its side.
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Do not think any further formal findings will ever be released for this type mishap.
Did note that temps in area that week were almost 20 degrees Farenheit above normal; mid to upper 80's
Thankful that injuries were not life threatening
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