Federal Aviation Administration

Helicopter Crashes Near Bowie, 4 Injured

A DPS spokesperson said the chopper was part of a hunting trip for wounded veterans

Three people were injured in a helicopter crash in Montague County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The chopper was part of a hunting trip for wounded veterans.

DPS Spokesperson Lt. Lonny Haschel said the report of the helicopter crash came in at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday near Highway 81, about eight miles north of the City of Bowie.

The chopper reportedly hit a group of trees and crashed. The helicopter that crashed is a Hughes 369 helicopter registered to a company in Fort Worth.

One person was able to make it off of the chopper safely and call for help. Three other people were taken via medical helicopter to various hospitals. The condition of those injured is not known.

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