Chattahoochee Valley drug task force helicopter crashes near Montgomery

MCSO confirms Chattahoochee Valley drug task force helicopter crashes near Montgomery
Chattahoochee Valley drug task force helicopter crashes near Montgomery

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A helicopter from the Chattahoochee Valley has crashed near Montgomery.

The Metro Narcotics Task Force helicopter was flying to Clanton, Alabama for routine maintenance, and officials believe the helicopter hit a power line that stretched across the Coosa River between Coosa and Chilton counties.

Muscogee Co. Sheriff Donna Tompkins says the helicopter crashed near Montgomery and is in the water.

The pilot has not yet been located and is believed to be a Columbus police officer.

Officers with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police Department went to the crash site.

Sheriff Tompkins says the helicopter belongs to a multi-jurisdictional drug task force, Metro, that includes Muscogee, Harris and Russell counties, as well as Columbus and Phenix City police.

News Leader 9 is working to gain more information.

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(UPDATE AND SUMMARY OF WHAT WE KNOW AS OF NOW) 18:00 11/16/2018 UPDATE Divers have located the fuselage of the...

Posted by Chilton County Sheriff's Office on Friday, November 16, 2018

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