Home-Built helicopter crashes in North Manchester

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NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (WANE) – The Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and local authorities are investigating a helicopter crash in North Manchester.

An FAA spokesperson said a home-built helicopter crashed near a farm off State Road 114 Sunday evening.

The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department told WANE 15 that the pilot was 76 year old Theodore Oldfather. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The FAA registry shows the aircraft was a Mosquito XE-285 which is a single occupant helicopter.

The FAA and NTSB continue to investigate the crash.

WANE 15 will continue to follow up on this incident. Check wane.com and WANE 15 News on the air for updates.

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