Helicopter that crashed in rural Surry County was working for Dominion Energy contractor

Haverfield Aviation helicopter crashes in Surry County on Aug. 5, 2023.
Posted at 3:23 PM, Aug 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-06 18:58:52-04

SURRY COUNTY, Va. -- Two people have been taken to the hospital after the helicopter they were in crashed in rural Surry County Saturday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police.

Helicopter carrying 2 people crashes in rural Surry County

Troopers were called to the crash along the wood line near White Marsh Road around 12:45 p.m., officials said.

The pilot and passenger were taken to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to troopers.

Helicopter crashed in Surry County

Officials said the helicopter, a Hughes 369 Delta, was operated by Haverfield Aviation.

The company,based in Gettysburg, Pennyslvania, is described as the "leading provider of aerial power line inspection and maintenance services to [the] electric power industry," according to its website.

The victims were Dominion Energy contractors, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

Troopers confirmed that information Sunday and said the helicopter was hired and contracted by Dominion Energy.

Virginia State Police said Sunday that the FAA had arrived at the the crash scene to initiate their investigation.

Additionally, state police said their investigating into the crash is ongoing.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.



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