Helicopter down in Waddell; pilot status upgraded

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 21:20:42-04

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are on the scene of a helicopter down in Waddell Sunday afternoon.

It happened near Olive and Sarival avenues around 12:30 p.m.

MCSO says the pilot suffered life-threatening injuries and is being transported to the hospital.

Officials later upgraded the pilot's condition, saying he was expected to survive.

The helicopter is believed to be a crop-dusting helicopter.

No other people were believed to be onboard at the time. No word yet what caused the helicopter to go down, or the extent of the damage.

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