BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (WJZ) — Police in Delaware are investigating after a helicopter crashed on a farm Sunday afternoon.
Delaware State Police said the helicopter crashed around 1:37 p.m. on Evans Produce Farm at 9843 Seashore Highway east of Bridgeville, Delaware.
A preliminary investigation revealed a 1981 Enstrom FA28C with approximately 15 gallons fuel on board took off from behind the Evans Farms Fall Festival when the 62-year-old pilot reported the aircraft lost power as he cleared the irrigation and electrical lines.
He told police he had to make a hard landing into the adjacent soybean field.
There were four people on the helicopter including two children.
The 41-year-old female passenger and the two children, ages 4 and 7, were taken by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure. No injuries were reported.
The NTSB and the FAA were contacted and are investigating.