Maryland State Police are on the scene of
an incident involving a helicopter that appeared
to malfunction after landing in Harford County
and caused a non-life threatening injury to the pilot.
The pilot and only occupant of the Hughes
269C helicopter is identified as Steven R. Rindone,
35, of Middletown, Delaware. He is not believed to
have been seriously injured in the incident. He was
taken by ambulance to Harford Memorial Hospital
for treatment of a possible fracture to an extremity.
At about 5:30 p.m. today, Maryland State Police
at the Bel Air Barrack responded to the 4100-block
of Conowingo Road, Darlington, Md., for a report of
an aircraft incident. The preliminary investigation
indicates the pilot was landing at CVC Helicopter
Service, which owns the aircraft, after leaving the
Harford County Farm Fair. A witness told state
troopers the helicopter landed and then appeared
to begin vibrating heavily, which caused an
unknown amount of damage to the aircraft.
No one on the ground was injured during the
incident. Area EMS and fire crews responded
and ensured the scene was safe, in addition to
treating and transporting the pilot.
State Police notified Federal Aviation Administration
authorities who confirmed they will investigate the
incident. Further questions regarding the cause
of this incident should be directed to the FAA.