Houston Police Helicopter Crashes into Apartment Complex and Kills Officer
A Houston police officer died, and another was injured early Saturday morning when an HPD helicopter smashed into an apartment complex.
The crash took place at the Biscayne At Cityview Apartments complex north of the city near the Greenspoint neighborhood.
According to the officials, the officers were using the helicopter to investigate reports of bodies floating in the bayou.
Both the pilot and co-pilot were trapped in the wreckage and crews of the Houston Fire Department, police department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office did their best to free them.
After being extricated, both officers were airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where one of them died. The other officer was in critical condition with severe injuries. Nobody was injured in the apartment complex.
Authorities were still investigating the cause of the crash.
The HPD suspended flights as a precautionary measure after the fatal incident.