“Isaac Lee Santos Identified as Victim in Springfield Helicopter Crash”

By | July 31, 2023

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Isaac Lee Santos, a 36-year-old experienced pilot, died in a helicopter crash in Springfield, Ohio. The crash occurred when the helicopter hit power lines and crashed in a cornfield. Santos was the only person on board and was pronounced dead at the scene. This is one of several helicopter accidents that have occurred in the US this year, leading to the grounding of aviation units for training. MEAWW reported

Cops Identify Pilot Killed in Springfield Helicopter Crash

Springfield, Ohio – Authorities have identified the pilot who tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash on Saturday, July 29 in Springfield. Isaac Lee Santos, a 36-year-old experienced pilot from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the sole occupant of the helicopter at the time of the incident.

According to reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the helicopter, a Bell 206, lost control after colliding with power lines and subsequently crashed into a nearby cornfield. Troopers from the area responded to the scene located at East Possum Road near Interstate 70 after receiving reports of the crash. The wreckage was discovered deep within the cornfield.

Santos was conducting aerial application work for Helicopter Applicators, Inc. when the accident occurred. Aerial application, which involves spraying pesticides or other substances onto crops from agriculturally used helicopters, was being carried out when the helicopter struck the power lines.

The crash caused the power lines to fall onto the eastbound and westbound lanes, resulting in traffic disruptions. Santos was pronounced dead at the scene.

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This tragedy is not the only helicopter accident to occur in the United States this year. Several military helicopter crashes have claimed the lives of 14 aviators, leading to the grounding of aviation units for training by the US Army in April. In separate incidents in Alaska and Kentucky, 12 soldiers lost their lives in helicopter crashes.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the Springfield crash to determine the exact cause. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Isaac Lee Santos during this difficult time..

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