- Associated Press - Thursday, July 3, 2014

GASTON, Ore. (AP) - A helicopter pilot who got 20 feet into the air on a run to drop mosquito treatment in a Washington County log pond has walked away from a crash with only minor injuries.

KGW-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1qTWe80) the crash Thursday morning was near the Stimson Lumber Co. mill at Gaston and near Henry Haag Lake.

The pilot was identified as 31-year-old Warren Larson of Cloverdale, California.

He was flying a 1969 Bell helicopter for Western Helicopter Services of Newberg.

Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County sheriff’s office said four men on the ground saw helicopter tilt and took cover behind pickup trucks.

He says the helicopter was demolished.


Information from: KGW-TV, https://www.kgw.com/

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