One Injured in Independence Helicopter Crash

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – One person was hospitalized after a helicopter crashed at an eastern Iowa airport.

Wreckage lay near a hangar Tuesday after the crash at Independence Municipal Airport. First responders had been dispatched there around 4:15 p.m.

The pilot was taken to a hospital, and his or her name hasn’t been released. Authorities say the pilot was the only person on board the aircraft.

The crash cause is under investigation.


photo courtesy of Independence Fire Department