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2 People Reportedly Aboard Helicopter That Crashed in Baltimore County

Police were investigating the crash Sunday afternoon.

Hart-Miller Island normally gets hundreds of visitors a day, according to Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. (Credit: Glen Fortner/Maryland State Parks Project via YouTube)
Hart-Miller Island normally gets hundreds of visitors a day, according to Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. (Credit: Glen Fortner/Maryland State Parks Project via YouTube)
First responders were called to a helicopter crash near Essex Sunday afternoon where officials said nobody was injured.

Two people were aboard the helicopter, both of whom refused medical treatment, according to WJZ, which said the crash occurred at 3:30 p.m.

The chopper came to rest on its side 100 yards in from the beach on Hart-Miller Island, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Hart-Miller Island is approximately three-quarters of a mile from the mouth of Back River in Essex, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The island, which is only accessible by boat, attracts hundreds of boats each day, according to the department.

A mechanical problem may have prompted the trouble for the Brantly B-2B helicopter, according to WBAL, which reported the pilot said the helicopter was spinning so he made an emergency landing, which caused the rotors to fall off.

Maryland Natural Resources Police reported there were no injuries. Neither fire nor hazard resulted from the crash, according to the Associated Press.

After the helicopter made a hard landing on the island, the pair inside had bumps and scratches, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Marine units from Baltimore County responded to the crash, the Baltimore County Police Department reported just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Maryland State Police was handling the investigation into the incident, Baltimore County officials said.


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