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Deputies: Helicopter crash-lands near Forest Grove

Posted: Updated: Sep 18, 2015 07:13 PM
Photo: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office Photo: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
FOREST GROVE, OR (KPTV) -

A helicopter crash landed near Forest Grove Friday morning, Washington County deputies said.

Deputies responded to an area off Northwest Martin Road north of town just after 8 a.m.

The helicopter, which had been spraying a field, crash-landed on its top, according to deputies.

Deputies said the pilot Katherine Hyneman, 52, of Forest Grove, was taken by car to the hospital before they arrived at the scene. According to deputies she received only minor injuries from the crash, and was able to walk away from the accident to call a family member to take her to the hospital to be checked out.

Hyneman told investigators that she had just lifted off to begin spraying fields when the engine on her craft, a 1991 Schweizer 300c, stopped working, She said the was about 50 feet from the ground when the engine failed.

Forest Grove Fire tweeted that the helicopter belongs to Oregon Roses Inc., which is located across Martin Street from where the crash occurred.

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