Pilot Shane Keebler killed and 2 hospitalized after helicopter crashes near South Edgewood Road and Rosewood Lane in Eden, North Carolina
The helicopter was engulfed in flames and firefighters worked to put the fire out. Once the fire was out and the scene was safe to approach, responders found the pilot of the helicopter dead.
Duke Energy District Manager Davis Montgomery spoke during a debriefing on Tuesday and said he won’t provide an update on the condition of the two survivors until after the Federal Aviation Administration investigation is complete.
There were three people on board, the FAA said. The helicopter and crew were employed by Duke Energy and were surveying power lines at the time of the crash.