PENDER, Neb. (KCAU) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released more information of a Friday helicopter crash in Thurston County, Nebraska.
According to the FAA, a pilot operating a Robinson R66 helicopter struck powerlines when spraying a field, causing the helicopter to crash.
The report said the helicopter received substantial damages and the pilot suffered serious injuries.
Thurston County officials said on July 27 around 2 p.m., they heard a report of a helicopter crashing into a field. Authorities confirmed the crash at 2:05 p.m.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said no other information will be released at this time as authorities continue to investigate the crash.