SAVOY — A small helicopter made a big landing. It crashed at Willard Airport Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt.
Both the instructor and student pilot got out okay. It’s not clear who was flying at the time of the crash.
Airport officials say a small training helicopter was preparing to land on a training runway. As it was landing, they lost control, the tail rotator struck the ground, the helicopter skilled and flipped.
Officials say, in a situation like this, a quick response is crucial. Authorities say the craft was never in danger of catching fire.
The helicopter is owned by a private company, separate from Willard, UI or Parkland. The name is not currently being released.
Officials say the Flight Standards District Office is gathering information to conduct and investigation. No word how long it will take.