Mesa, AZ – Fatality & Serious Injury Reported in Helicopter Crash at Sherwood Park
Mesa, AZ (April 26, 2020) – One person is dead and another person is seriously injured after a helicopter crash at a Mesa park on Friday afternoon.
According to officers from the Mesa Police Department, the helicopter crash-landed at Sherwood Park near US 60 and Stapley Drive. Mesa police spokesman, Detective Nik Rasheta, said that flight records show the helicopter took off from Blythe, California, shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
Two people were in the helicopter when it crashed, per information from Rasheta. One of the occupants died and the other was transported to an area hospital.
Rasheta said no one at the park was injured, but no further information is available at this time. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the accident.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time in hopes of a full recovery.
Air Accidents in Arizona
Per a report from the Aviation Safety Network, only one fatality accident occurs in every three million flights. However, injuries and crashes involving small planes are more common and can occur due to pilot error, faulty equipment, or inclement weather.
Though airplane accidents are rare, they are often traumatic, both physically and emotionally. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a plane crash, you should contact a personal injury attorney to review your options.
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