Massachusetts Helicopter Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

May 28, 2010

Police say a woman training to operate a helicopter after cutting its engines could not get the engines to restart and crashed in Massachusetts, killing the instructor and injuring the student pilot.

Boxborough Police Sgt. Warren O’Brien says officers and firefighters responding to the crash scene late Wednesday afternoon found the woman outside the helicopter and the instructor trapped and dead inside the aircraft.

The woman told investigators that they could not get the engines to restart before the helicopter slammed onto the ground in a wooded area on Beaver Brook Road, in Boxborough.

A medical helicopter evacuated the woman from for treatment at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. There was no immediate information on her condition. Authorities were withholding her identity and that of the instructor.

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