|Michigan helicopter pilot injured in crash near state roads’ intersection|
|Written by George Browning|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00|
A helicopter pilot is recovering from injuries he received when his copter crashed while he was spraying fields in western Jefferson County.
The crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. in a soybean field about a half-mile east of State Road 3 at State Road 256 in Jefferson County. The injuries of pilot Kevin C. Rossan, 35, of Troy, Michigan, were described in an Indiana State Police news release as “serious” but were not specified.
Rossan was transported by ambulance to King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison. His condition is not known. Rossan had been spraying an insecticide and a fungicide on the soybeans when the accident occurred. No cause of the crash was listed.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration are in charge of the investigation and will make the final determination of the cause, advised Sgt. Jerry Goodin with the ISP Sellersburg post. Agencies assisting at the accident scene included officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson County EMS, the American Red Cross and the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department.