FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A small helicopter piloted by a Connecticut state representative has crash-landed in Farmington.
A spokesman for the House Republican caucus tells The Hartford Courant that state Rep. William Wadsworth was at the controls when the helicopter crashed Saturday evening in a lightly wooded area.
The Farmington Republican was not injured. Farmington Police Sgt. Tim McKenzie tells the newspaper that Wadsworth's female passenger was injured but was conscious and alert when she was taken to a hospital.
Fire Chief Tim Vibert says the helicopter came down close to power lines and the accident could have been far worse.
FAA spokesman Jim Peters says the helicopter, a Robinson R22, was destroyed.
Information from: The Hartford Courant