Helicopter Crash in Talking Rock

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UPDATE: FYN has received updated information about the pilot airlifted from the helicopter crash earlier today. Unfortunately, the pilot, Johnny Kent, died from his injuries from the crash. He was airlifted out of the scene and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died at 5:44 p.m.

The FAA is still on the scene of the crash and are investigating the incident.

 

Talking Rock, GA    Deputies and first responders were on the scene Tuesday morning, March 5th, with a helicopter crash behind 7866 Ellijay Road in Talking Rock Georgia.   The pilot is being airlifted from the area at this time.   The pilot was alert and EMS staff were able to communicate with him.

The helicopter had saws attached and appeared to be trimming trees near a power line and at some point the helicopter struck a tree.
No additional details are available at this time.  FYN will update as soon as more details are known.

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