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Update: 1 pilot and at least 1 passenger sustain minor injuries in helicopter crash near Cameron Airport

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Posted at 5:56 PM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-31 23:17:53-04

UPDATE (7:04pm): Two people including 1 passenger and 1 pilot sustained minor injuries from a helicopter crash at Cameron Municipal Airport Tuesday afternoon, according to Cameron Police.

Authorities responded to the scene of the accident which occurred around 2:55 p.m. according to Cameron Police Chief Lonnie Gosch.

Among the responding agencies to the scene are Cameron Police Department, the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, and the Milam County Sheriff's office.

"Texas DPS is investigating," said Gosch. "And, FAA in Houston has been notified."

A man who operates a flight training school at the airport also played a significant role in responding to the scene, said Chief Gosch.

"He rushed to the helicopter and retrieved its fire extinguisher," Gosch said. "He put out a small grass fire that had started. This is significant considering the fuel that was pouring out of the helicopter with the pilots still on board."

An earlier version of this article quoted a text message from Chief Gosch stating the accident occurred at 2:44 p.m. A text message from the Chief around 6:10 p.m. stated that 2:55 p.m. is a more precise time of the accident.

Photos by Det. Oscar Lopez/Cameron Police Department