Helicopter Crash on Ellijay Road

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Helicopter Crash on Ellijay Road



3/5/2019 ~ by Kris Stancil, Captain

UPDATE 7:32 PM -- We regret to inform everyone that the pilot from today’s helicopter crash has died as a result of his injuries. The pilot, Johnny Kent, passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital at 5:44 pm.

No additional details are available at this time. The FAA is on scene and is investigating the crash.

-------- Release from earlier today

Deputies and first responders are on scene with a helicopter crash behind 7866 Ellijay Road in Talking Rock Georgia. The pilot is being airlifted from the area at this time. The pilot was alert and EMS staff were able to communicate with him.

The helicopter had saws attached and appeared to be trimming trees near a power line and at some point the helicopter struck a tree.

No additional details are available.


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