Crop-dusting ‘copter crashes in southern Indiana’s Harrison County cornfield


HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A crop-dusting helicopter struck a rural Harrison County power line Wednesday and crashed into the cornfield it was dusting.

A helicopter crashed in a cornfield in rural Harrison County.
A crop-dusting helicopter crashed into a southern Indiana cornfield Wednesday afternoon.

The Indiana State Police in Sellersburg were called to the scene located northeast of Corydon, around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Upon arrival, officers found the wreckage of a Bell 206 helicopter owned and operated by Southmark Aviation in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The pilot, 29-year-old Zane Lightner of Billings Montana, was already transported to the Harrison County Hospital by private vehicle. Lightner was later transported to University Hospital in Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and will be conducting a joint investigation with the National Transportation Safety Administration Board. 

The crash is still under investigation. The ISP is maintaining security at the scene until federal investigators arrive.

Rural Harrison County, located in southern Indiana, was the site of a helicopter crash Wednesday afternoon.
A southern Indiana town in Rural Harrison County was the site of a helicopter crash Wednesday afternoon.

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