ARGYLE, TX (05/06/2015) — A small helicopter crash in Argyle, Texas left two people injured on Wednesday afternoon after the engine lost power.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson, a 1984 Enstrom F-28F helicopter crashed during an instructional flight in Denton county just outside of Robson Ranch at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after experiencing engine power loss.
The pilot attempted to land the helicopter in an open field. However, the field was missed by approximately 100 yards and the helicopter crashed into a grouping of trees. Both victims, a 25-year-old female instructor and a 23-year-old male student, were injured.
Reports state that the flight instructor suffered a broken arm and was transported by private helicopter to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton. Her student was taken by air ambulance (CareFlite) to Medical Center of Plano for treatment of his lower back. Their injuries were deemed non-life-threatening. At this time, the FAA is investigating the incident.
According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, the flight school (Longhorn Helicopters Inc.) declined to comment on the accident.