ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) – A helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the 2200 block of State Highway 66 in Rowlett.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the helicopter went down around 11:30 am, with only the pilot onboard. The make and model of the rotorcraft is not known.
Helicopter crash at 2200 blk of Lakeview Pkwy Rowlett Tx. Helicopter is on fire.
– Rowlett Police Department (@Rowlett_PD) March 25, 2022
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Witnesses say the chopper came down hard and fast in front of a strip mall. The Rowlett Fire Department arrived on scene within minutes and was able to put out the flames.
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The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.
The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.
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* This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.