Tragic Helicopter Crash Claims Life of 73-Year-Old Pilot in New Hampshire – News21USA

Helicopter Crash In New Hampshire (News21USA): A tragic helicopter crash in New Hampshire has claimed the life of a 73-year-old pilot, and authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the incident.

The incident unfolded around 10:30 p.m. when reports reached authorities about a helicopter crash in Croydon, specifically in the Pine Hill Rd. area.

According to New Hampshire Fish & Game, JBI Helicopter Services had informed them that a helicopter had taken off from their location in Croydon at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The intended destination was Rhode Island. However, shortly after its departure, employees lost track of the helicopter’s location.

Croydon Fire Chief Jason Rook disclosed that the helicopter crashed into a densely wooded area near its takeoff point.

Search and rescue teams embarked on an extensive search operation, lasting for several hours. Eventually, at around 1:50 a.m. on Monday, the helicopter was located.

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Tragically, the sole occupant of the aircraft, identified as 73-year-old pilot Carl Svenson from Loudon, was found deceased within the heavily damaged helicopter, as confirmed by the NH Fish and Game Department.

Svenson possessed an extensive aviation background, having been a pilot for approximately five decades. He had been associated with JBI Helicopter Services since the 1980s.

Croydon, a quaint town in western New Hampshire situated about 35 miles from Vermont, was the site of this unfortunate incident.

Currently, an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the helicopter crash.

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