Video shows moments before helicopter crash in Calhoun

April 13, 2022–3:10 p.m.


More information has been released concerning that helicopter crash on Golden Circle off Highway 53 in Calhoun Tuesday.

According to the incident report from the Calhoun Police Department, the pilot, identified as 69-year-old Ronald Dobbs of Calhoun told officers that he had landed in a grass field and was trying to take off again.

He turned the helicopter 100 degrees in the opposite direction and a gust of wind caused the aircraft to shift.

As it began to lift upward, the propeller struck some power lines and the helicopter spun out of control, striking the Aaron’s Rents building and ending up on its side.

Dobbs was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

A 34-year-old man and two juveniles, who were passengers on the helicopter, were not injured.

The investigation was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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