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Helicopter Crash at Polk County Christmas Tree Farm

Helicopter Crash
PHOTOS: Polk County Sheriff's Department

(SALEM, Ore.) - Today at 1:24 pm the Polk County Sheriff's Office received an air emergency call in the 5000 block of Bethel Heights Rd NW, Salem. It was reported that a helicopter had crashed into a Christmas Tree farm.

Tim Smith, 41, was working at Noble Mountain Tree Farm when the helicopter he was flying crashed into the tree farm. Smith was injured in the crash.

He has several broken bones and was transported by REACH to Oregon Health & Science University. The Helicopter is owned by Precision Helicopter Services out of Newberg Oregon.

At this point the cause of the crash is unknown.

It is currently under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and they are currently on scene.

PHOTOS: Helicopter Crash Image 1 | Helicopter Crash Image 2

Source:Polk County Sheriff's Department

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jimmy November 16, 2010 9:32 am (Pacific time)

Hey u, when your feeble mind attempts to re-read my comment (or have you mommy re-read it to you if the words are too big), please tell me where I mention ANYTHING about the pilots abilities, helicopters are inherently dangerous. You claim that he is the “one of the best pilots in the industry” I would say that would make him a “good” pilot, as a result of his unfortunate accident I would say he will NOT be an “old” helicopter pilot.

u November 15, 2010 11:43 pm (Pacific time)

hey, jimmy you are a complete moron. This pilot was one of the best pilots in the industry. Next time you have an accident of any kind remember what kind of prick you were here.

jimmy November 15, 2010 7:15 pm (Pacific time)

There are good helicopter pilots, there are old helicopter pilots, but rarely do you find good, old helicopter pilots.

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