Three Helicopters Crash In Florida County

Roughly two dozen helicopters were flying low over crops in Glades County


 
 

| Wednesday, December 8, 2010


VIDEOS

Multimedia Thumb

Helicopters Crash in Florida County

Three choppers crash at one time.
more >





PAHOKEE, Fla. - Three helicopters have crashed in South Florida during missions to protect crops from the cold. All three pilots survived.

Palm Beach County sheriff's officials said the first helicopter went down shortly after midnight Wednesday near the Pahokee Airport.

A second helicopter crashed before dawn when the pilot made an emergency landing after a tail rotor broke. He suffered minor injuries.

The third helicopter crashed in a field a few hours later. The pilot suffered major injuries, but they are not considered life threatening.

Roughly two dozen helicopters were flying low over crops in Glades County, helping to push air down to the ground to prevent cold and frost from settling on plants.

Information from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Helicopters Crash in Florida County


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, helicopter, plane crash

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Kentucky Firefighters, Medics Drill for Ebola

Lexington firefighters and medics prepare for possible patients.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Mid-South EMTs Prepare for Ebola

Mid-South EMTs are certified for service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Ebola Changes How North Carolina EMS Responds to Calls

Concern about virus spread leads to new protocols.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Oklahoma Hospitals Prepare for Ebola Cases

Training and preparation are keys for metro hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Life Link III Trauma Tactics Conference in Minnesota

Conference was designed to enhance the skills of providers of all levels, covering rescue and prehospital situations, to transport and in-hospital treatment.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

EMS Tailgating

Rigs converted for football.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

CDC Ebola Training for Clinicians

Students learn the complexities of working in bulky suits.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >