SLED helicopter crashes at Summerville Airport

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A pilot has been transported to the hospital after a SLED helicopter crashed at Summerville Airport.

According to SLED officials, the crash happened at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The pilot, and only occupant, was injured and transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

SLED officials say the helicopter was flying a mission for Dorchester County authorities.

“This is the first crash of a SLED helicopter in the agency’s history,” SLED officials said in a statement.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate the crash.

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