HART-MILLER ISLAND, Md. (WJZ)— Two people were on board a helicopter when it crashed Sunday afternoon on Hart-Miller Island. No one was seriously injured.
It happened around 3:30 p.m. Two people on board the helicopter refused treatment and appear to be OK. Authorities say the pilot and passenger sustained minor scrapes and scratches.
Authorities say the helicopter, a Brantley B-2B, experienced an unknown mechanical problem. The pilot says he tried to troubleshoot the problem, but was unable to identify the malfunction. The helicopter made a “hard landing,” but it was not enough to collapse the landing gear. After landing, the helicopter rolled on its left side.
The Coast Guard did not respond to the scene but was notified of the crash. They say the crash took place about 100 yards into the island.
There was no fire or hazards as a result of the crash.
Maryland State Police, Baltimore County Police and the Department of Natural Resources Police responded to the scene to assist.
The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident.
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