Pilot Daniel Moore seriously injured, 3 others including infant sustain minor injuries after helicopter crashes on Burmont Road in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
While no official cause has been determined, Rayner said at an earlier briefing said the evidence points to this being an accident.
‘Miracle Landing’: 4 People, Including Infant, Survive Medical Helicopter Crash In Drexel Hill, Officials Tell CBS3
Officials say the crash was a miracle landing because the area in which the medical helicopter crashed is a heavily trafficked area and no one outside of the chopper was injured.
Brian Rayner, senior safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, told reporters Wednesday he was grateful that the occupants were relatively unhurt in the 1 p.m. Tuesday crash.
Flight data shows the EC135 helicopter was heading in a “laser-straight course line” at a steady speed and altitude until it reached the Drexel Hill area of Upper Darby Township, where witness and video evidence “describes the helicopter maneuvering erratically” before it crashed in front of a church Tuesday afternoon, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Brian Rayner said.