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Helicopter crashes at airport in Woodstock

Firefighters had to extricate one person from the wreck; injuries not believed to be serious.
Credit: WINY Radio
A helicopter crashed in Woodstock, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo: WINY Radio

WOODSTOCK, Connecticut — A helicopter crashed at Toutant Airport in Woodstock at about 2:15 p.m., according to Connecticut State Police at Troop D in Danielson. 

State Police say three people were aboard. Captain David Elliott of the Bungay Fire Brigade said firefighters had to extricate one occupant from the helicopter. That person was transported to the hospital by Life Star helicopter, but state police say their injuries are not believed to be serious. 

A photo posted on Twitter showed a helicopter on its side. Fire crews had cleared the scene by 4:30 p.m. Connecticut State Police remained on scene, awaiting FAA inspectors. Officials could not say if the helicopter was taking off or landing at the airport when the crash occurred. 

The FAA identified the craft as an Enstrom 480, and said "The FAA will release the aircraft tail number once investigators verify it at the scene. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and all updates."

Capt. Elliott said that in addition to the Bungay Fire Brigade and state police, the Muddy Brook Fire Department, Eastford Fire Department, QV Medic 1, and Woodstock Ambulance all responded to the crash.