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South Carolina law enforcement helicopter crashes at airport

June 27, 2019
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South Carolina law enforcement say a helicopter on a flying mission crashed at an airport. (June 27)
South Carolina law enforcement say a helicopter on a flying mission crashed at an airport. (June 27)

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina law enforcement say a helicopter on a flying mission crashed at an airport.

News outlets report the SC Law Enforcement Division copter crashed at Summerville Airport Wednesday. The pilot was the only one in the helicopter and was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Dorchester County spokeswoman Tiffany Norton told WCIV that the copter had been conducting sweeps for marijuana fields. The pilot was attempting to refuel when the copter crashed.

Enforcement agency spokesman Thom Berry says this is the first time a helicopter from the agency crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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