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PennSTAR Helicopter Crash, 1 Dead

NEW CASTLE, Del. – A pilot was killed in the crash of a medical helicopter in New Castle County, Delaware on Thursday.

The chopper involved was a PennSTAR helicopter that was registered to the University of Pennsylvania.

The pilot was a 37-year-old man from Franklinville, New Jersey. His name has not been released pending notification of family.

The crash happened around 11:55 a.m. Thursday about one mile south of the New Castle County Airport. The last flight plan showed it leaving Atlantic City at 11:17 a.m.

Video and photos from the scene showed flames and a large plume of smoke rising from the crash scene.

More information available via Video at 6ABC Action News.

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Troy Shaffer
Troy Shaffer

About the Author: Troy is an Air Medical Career Expert passionate about a team approach to improving air medical safety from the ground up. Troy is a former Army medic, Army pilot, Coast Guard pilot and EMS pilot. Troy has taught hundreds of wannabe flight medics, flight nurses and EMS pilots the exact steps needed to launch air medical careers.

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