McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The FAA said a helicopter crashed during lift-off at McKinney National Airport around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9.
The pilot was the only person on board.
The McKinney Fire Department said the pilot was burned in what it called an “explosion.”
Firefighters put out the fire.
The aircraft was destroyed.
Witnesses say the pilot was working on the helicopter and tried to lift off.
That’s when the helicopter tilted to the side and the reported explosion occurred.
The pilot was able to get out of the wreckage on his or her own and was rushed to the hospital.
The pilot’s condition is not yet known.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.