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Authorities respond to a helicopter crash near Valley Center

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsVALLEY CENTER (KUSI) – A 35-year-old man suffered minor injuries when a helicopter piloted by a 51-year-old man crashed Friday morning while it was being refilled with pesticides in a remote area in Valley Center, authorities said.The Bell 206 helicopter went down around 7:10 a.m. near the intersection of McNally and Muutama roads, according to sheriff’s officials and the Federal Aviation Administration.The 51-year-old pilot, uninjured in the crash, told deputies he was spraying an orchard with pesticide then went to refill the aircraft, Sgt. Michael Tingley said.A 35-year-old man was helping to refill the helicopter with the chemicals when the crash happened, Tingley said.The victim was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, the sergeant said.The cause of the crash was under investigation. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 29, 2019 March 29, 2019 Authorities respond to a helicopter crash near Valley Centercenter_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:37 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more