Chopper crashes after Web Hosting photographer

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(WLUK/Jerry Van Handel)

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUK) — Two days after having a helicopter struck power lines and dropped to the Fox River at Osh Kosh, the National Transportation Safety Board is starting first of 3 phases from its analysis.

It truly is in a bid to learn what resulted in the chopper to wreck.

Photographer Pete Boden put in the dawn flying in the helicopter that afternoon. He took photographs of speed ships participating within the Horseman Poker operate on Lake Winnebago while helicopter pilot Jonathan Bahr flew.

“At first it had been’a helicopter or even the helicopter,”'” explained Boden since he proclaimed that the moment he learned Bahr crashed.

He’d only been dropped off minutes after.

“Shocked, a little bit of sadness,” stated Boden. “Largely for your own pilot. ”

He explained 27-year-old Bahr had never followed ships ahead of, however, he’d plenty of aviation encounter.

“He had been at a fantastic mood really joyful and eager to beat the case,” & rdquo; stated Boden. “Now there clearly was obviously the wires at certain sections. We went to other altitudes to avoid them”

The circumstances that directed the helicopter to struck power lines crossing river remain un clear.

NTSB spokesperson Eric Weiss stated the position of rotor blades and other instruments in the wreckage may give a little insight.

There’ll be three phases of examining the wreck, for example considering the last 72 hrs of Bahr’s living.

“Researchers will look at witness interviews, radar information, air traffic controller tapes, more comprehensive information, history of flight,and rdquo; explained Eric Weiss, spokesman for the NTSB. “And additionally, to try to get any nonvolatile memory advice which we’re able to get to decide to try and reveal the last minutes of flight”

Right now the NTSB is at first, on-scene, period of the investigation. It could possibly be per 12 months be to your own bureau produce a ruling.

The Horsemen company informs it raised roughly $15,000 in your boating area that will visit the pilot’s spouse and children to help pay for expenses.