Copter’s Blades Strike TV Tower
A helicopter’s blades struck a television tower undergoing repairs Sunday morning, instantly killing the pilot and injuring a tower worker.
The chopper was hovering near the 1,000-foot tower to assist in the repairs when the accident happened, according to a state patrol operator who refused to give his name.
The pilot, alone aboard the helicopter, was not immediately identified. One of the two workers on the tower belonging to WGVP-TV was injured slightly, the operator said.
Agents from the Federal Aviation Administration were at the accident site in south-central Georgia.
WGVP, a Warner Bros. affiliate, went on the air last year. It is owned by Hutchens Communications Inc.