Roll Over Car Accident and Then Helicopter Crashes

Florida (May 29, 2011) A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s helicopter crashed while responding to a roll over accident on I-95. The Florida Highway Patrol was responding to a SUV Roll over accident near Okeechobee Road.  The driver, Kathy Damico, was changing lanes when she lost control of her vehicle causing it to roll over numerous times.
The Florida Highway Patrol was concerned that a passenger may have been ejected from the vehicle and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s helicopter was called in to assist in the search. Shawn Sullivan piloted the Helicopter when a strong gust caused the copter to go down. The Pilot was airlifted by another helicopter to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute.
The FAA and NTSB will be investigating the incident.

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