Helicopter makes crash landing at Coolidge Airport

COOLIDGE, AZ - A helicopter pilot and his crew member are safe after their aircraft made a crash landing near the Coolidge Airport Thursday.

Coolidge Police Department spokesperson Roger Stinson said the military AH1 Cobra crash landed just east of the main runway around noon.

When officers arrived on scene, the pilot and his crew member were standing outside the aircraft.

Both men, who work with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, were treated by paramedics on scene and appeared to have no injuries.

Stinson said the helicopter was taking part in the filming of an episode of "Top Gear-Korea" when it crashed.

Initial reports indicate the crash was caused by a mechanical malfunction at a low altitude.

The incident is still under investigation. 

Print this article Back to Top

Comments