Monday, January 31, 2011
According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, a department helicopter crashed this morning at 11:30 a.m. near Waterman Road and Silverbell Road. There are four reported injuries.
The Range is following the story and has a call in to Deputy Jason S. Ogan, the Pima County Sheriff's Department's public information officer.
According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department website, the department's Air Support Unit has "two transport, fixed-winged aircraft (a Cessna 210 and a Cessna 310), and two HT-420 patrol/surveillance airplanes, as well as one MD530FF helicopter."
The MD530FF helicopter is the one involved in the crash. The Air Unit employs "six pilots, several tactical flight deputies, three mechanics and one pilot sergeant. The pilots have more than 60 years and 34,000 hours of flying experience."