Pilot injured in Simpson County helicopter crash

Authorities in Simpson County were looking Monday for a helicopter that crashed in a cornfield off Kummer Road. The pilot was taken to a hospital.

A helicopter crash in Simpson County has resulted in the craft’s pilot suffering minor injuries.

According to Shawn Gregory, a firefighter with Simpson County Fire and Rescue, the crash Monday occurred in a cornfield off Kummer Road.

According to a release from Kentucky State Police, Anthonie Christoffel Vos, 35, of Sevierville, Tenn., was flying the craft, a 1973 Tomcat MK6c, to spray crops with fertilizer.

After the crash, Vos was transported to The Medical Center at Franklin by a private vehicle, according to the KSP release. He was treated and released with minor injuries.

Gregory said the pilot had no passengers. The cause of the crash is currently unknown.

Simpson County Chief Deputy Steve Chappelle said the sheriff’s office received a call about a possible helicopter accident shortly before 11 a.m. Monday.

Chappelle helped KSP and Simpson County Emergency Management locate the helicopter with an Emergency Management-owned drone.

The KSP release said the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and will respond to the scene.

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