Pilot survives helicopter crash in Brantford, Ont., apparently hitting a power line
BRANTFORD, Ont. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says a helicopter pilot has survived a crash in southwestern Ontario after she appears to have clipped some power lines.
A spokesman for the TSB says a Robinson R44 helicopter was conducting an aerial spray operation north of the airport in Brantford, Ont., at about 7 a.m., when it crashed.
Chris Krepski says preliminary information is that the helicopter collided with a power line.
He says the helicopter was substantially damaged.
Despite that, the Brantford paramedic service chief says the approximately 35-year-old pilot was conscious and appeared to only have fractures and minor injuries.
Russell King says his crews on scene said it was her day to buy a lottery ticket.