Helicopter crash in Bowie leaves four injured


12:30 p.m.

A helicopter crash near US 81 north of Bowie around 9:30 a.m. Saturday left three people injured and one unharmed.

Police officers were notified of the crash, and troopers headed to the site near Yowell Road. According to Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs contact Lynn Lunsford, the flight “[l]ooks to be a hog-hunting flight.”

Department of Public Safety Lt. Lonny Hasche said the three people injured were taken by medical helicopter to various hospitals.

1:49 p.m.

A helicopter crash near US 81 north of Bowie around 9:30 a.m. Saturday left four people injured, and Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Dan Buesing said federal investigations are taking place.

The helicopter was charted for a wounded veteran’s air hunting program and crashed into heavy trees on private land just north of Stoneburg, Texas.

One individual was taken to a local hospital with non-incapacitating injuries while the other three occupants were transported to various hospitals in the region with incapacitating injuries.

“The scene is cleared of all non-essential personnel and is being held for federal investigators,” Buesing stated.

KFDX will update as information becomes available. 

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