2 Pilots Survive Fiery Helicopter Crash Near Yukon


Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 9:56 pm
By: Feliz Romero


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter went up in flames after crashing on its head in the metro.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department told News 9 they responded to the crash around 3:30 p.m. and the helicopter was completely in flames.

Billows of smoke could be seen near Cimmaron Road Wednesday afternoon after the helicopter crashed at the Clarence. E. Page Airport.

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“The ship is pretty much burned to the ground except for the tail,” said Jim Gardner from above the scene.

“When we got on scene what we encountered was a helicopter that was already on the ground out here on the field of the airport. It was already essentially burned all the way down to the frame, two pilots were on board the helicopter,” said Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson with the OKC Fire Department.

The two people on board were checked out and taken to the hospital. Thankfully no one was severely injured.

“They had some type of malfunction, and the helicopter went down, they immediately got out,” said Fulkerson.

The helicopter departed from Will Rogers Airport before it all went south.

“This isn’t something we see every day, and we are just thankful they are OK, for what it was and what it could have been it turned out probably as good as it could have,” said Fulkerson.