SHADY COVE, Ore. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter pilot is OK after crashing in rugged terrain near Shady Cove.
Authorities say the helicopter had dropped water on a grass-clipping fire at Joseph Stewart State Park on Sunday afternoon and was headed back to Grants Pass when it suddenly lost power and went down on a forested hillside.
The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/e1Bb1q ) the pilot, 30-year-old Cody Seeger, was airlifted from the site by Brim Aviation and declined treatment.
The crashed helicopter belongs to Columbia Basin Helicopters in Baker City.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/