WHITEFIELD, Maine — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Whitefield Friday afternoon was not injured, according to a retired employee of the company that owns the aircraft.
The pilot, whose name was not immediately released, was the only person aboard the helicopter when it went down around 2:40 p.m., said former Maine Helicopter Inc. employee Andrew Berry, who was answering phone calls at the company’s Whitefield offices late Friday afternoon.
According to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen, the crash was reported at 3:40 p.m. in a wooded area, about a mile east of the company’s Whitefield helipad.
Bergen identified the aircraft as a 2005 Garlick OH-5HA helicopter. She said the FAA will investigate what led to the crash.
BDN writer Ryan McLaughlin contributed to this story.