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Helicopter crashes into Tennesee River, killing pilot Abraham Bronn, near Florence, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:47am
Accident Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2015

Divers locate wreckage of chopper that crashed in river

Divers have located the hull of a helicopter that crashed into the Tennessee River in northern Alabama.

Copter found, but no pilot

“No occupants were found,” said Cherokee Volunteer Fire Chief Chuck Lansdell, who led the recovery effort. Search crews will start again at 10 a.m. today, aided by cadaver dogs and air support from the aviation company that owned the Hughes 500 aircraft.

Helicopter owner reports that chopper crashed in river

Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson tells the TimesDaily that Haverfield Aviation of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, reported pings it received from the helicopter. He said those pings put it near Colbert Creek before it struck the water.

Helicopter pilot's body found a week after crashing into Tennessee River

The body of 54-year-old Abraham Bronn of Spring, Texas was recovered from the river near the town of Waterloo, said Lauderdale County Coroner William High. A search helicopter located Bronn late Tuesday afternoon.

A helicopter has crashed into the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, and the pilot has not been found. Haverfield Aviation reported pings found from the helicopter the day after the crash, and divers were able to locate the wreckage. The pilot, who was the one person onboard, has not been found. The accicent investigation is not yet complete. Check back for more information.


People Involved: 
Abraham Bronn

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