The Nassau County Police Department reports the details of a Helicopter Accident that occurred on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:15 p.m. near Wantagh.
According to Police, a privately-owned Helicopter made an emergency landing, due to weather conditions, in the waters of Meadows Island near the Loop Parkway causing the pilot, a 64-year-old male, to land in approximately 3 feet of water.
Nassau County Police Marine 4 was able to locate the victim and with the assistance of the Merrick Fire Department was able to transport the pilot to the Jones Beach Coast Guard station. The pilot was then transported by a Nassau County Police Ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, including a facial laceration, back and rib pain.
Along with the Aviation Unit, the Town of Hempstead Bay Constables were involved in assisting in the rescue operation.
FAA officials will continue the investigation.
Details by: Lt. Fischer/Marine Bureau 10/21/20/1850/6672