Helicopter Crashes Near Rio Vista

Pilot escapes crash without injury after engine failure

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    A pilot escaped injury after crashing a helicopter in a field in Bosque County Wednesday.

    According to officials in Johnson County, a call was placed to 911 indicating a helicopter making a strange noise followed by smoke.

    Emergency responders located the Hiller UH-12B helicopter along the Brazos River, southwest of Rio Vista, in northern Bosque County.

    According to Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot of the helicopter was surveying a ranch when he experienced engine failure and crashed in a field.

    The helicopter was mostly intact, though the tail rotor was off and there is damage to the main rotor.

    The pilot escaped the crash without injury.