NTSB: Man killed in helicopter crash was training his son

December 3, 2021 GMT

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — The person killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Oklahoma was teaching his son crop-dusting techniques when the aircraft crashed, federal investigators reported Friday.

In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board said the man killed in the Nov. 28 crash was a full-time air ambulance pilot who did seasonal, part-time crop dusting.

He was demonstrating low-level crop-dusting flight and was flying at 25 mph 50 feet above the ground when the chopper rolled left, crashed and burned near Perry, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City.

The son escaped with serious injuries, but his father died.


Authorities have not named the father or son.

The report notes that before the helicopter rolled, the the pilot and student were looking at a coyote in a field. The NTSB did not say more on that detail.

The NTSB said that the winds were light with no turbulence at the time of the crash.