Date/Time of Release: 10/28/2013 - 14:00
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Helicopter Crash
Date/Time of Incident: 10/28/2013 - 11:41
Incident Location: 13000 block Tiller Trail Highway, Days Creek, OR
Case Number: n/a
Today at about 1141 hours, the 911 center received a report that a helicopter crashed into the river near the 13000 block of Tiller Trail Highway near Days Creek.
Emergency personnel responded to the crash site and found a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter had crashed into the South Umpqua River and the three occupants were still inside. The occupants were removed from the wreckage and transported for treatment. The adult male pilot was airlifted to River Bend Hospital in Eugene. The adult male and adult female passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Roseburg. The extent of injuries is not known.
Power lines in the area are down as a result of the crash and PP & L is on scene. The regional HAZMAT team is on scene due to fuel leakage into the river.
The FAA and NTSB have been notified.