2 Hospitalized After Helicopter Crash in Cleburne

Pilot, passenger injured in training flight

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    A two-seat Schweitzer 269-A on a training flight crashed in Cleburne, April 25, 2014. The pilot and a passenger were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

    A helicopter pilot and passenger on a training flight were injured after a crash in Cleburne Friday afternoon.

    The helicopter came down on the ramp near a hangar at the Cleburne Municipal Airport at about 2:20 p.m.

    The owner of the helicopter, Rick Segerstrom, said his son was on a training flight with an instructor when they lost control and crashed.

    Both the pilot and passenger were transported to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with non life-threatening injuries.

    The helicopter, a two-seat 1967 Schweitzer 269-A, had recently been refurbished and had passed it's annual inspection, Cleburne officials said.

    The Texas Department of Public Safety and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.