DEA helicopter crashes in Breathitt Co. - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

DEA helicopter crashes in Breathitt Co.

BREATHITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A Drug Enforcement Administration helicopter working with the state's Cannabis Suppression Branch crashed Monday morning in the Breathitt County community of Jackson in east-central Kentucky, according Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard.

KSP Trooper Tony Watts said one trooper was on board when the helicopter went down. Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard with KSP Post 12 in Frankfort said two people suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out aboard the aircraft.

WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, reported the helicopter crashed at Big Lovely Road and Highway 542 near the Magoffin County line.

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