1 2002 Bell 412 Fatal IL Prop Strike Rantoul

Bell 412 Fatal (1) Rantoul, IL August 2, 2002

The helicopter’s main rotor blade contacted a photographer fatally injuring him. Before lift off, ground crew informed the pilot that there were four canopies in the vicinity of the takeoff area. The pilot immediately took off and began following a mowed grass area adjacent to an area of corn in which the photographer was standing in and unseen by the pilot.

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