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Helicopter Crash in Halifax Leaves Pilot Seriously Injured

Over the weekend, a pilot crashed the helicopter he was operating into a swamp near the MBTA’s commuter rail station in Halifax. As a result of the accident, the pilot suffered from broken bones and serious burns.

According to the authorities, the helicopter was “experimental” and may have been built from a kit.

The aviation accident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The injured pilot has been identified as a 50-year-old resident of Scituate.

According to the local Fire Chief, rescue crews responded to the crash site within ten minutes, yet it took the workers approximately 50 minutes to cut through the woods to assist the injured man. The firefighters were forced to use chainsaws in order to reach the victim.

The injured pilot was taken to a Boston hospital via a MedFlight Helicopter.

Investigators, including the Federal Aviation Administration, are working to determine the pilot’s destination and the cause of the crash.

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Source: Pilot suffered severe burns in helicopter crash, The Kingston Reporter, September 20, 2010