02-May-17 N911GE Bell 206B Fort McCoy, US-Florida

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter that was assisting the Florida Forest Service and Marion County Fire Rescue with active brush fires crashed while dipping a bucket for water in a lake.  Pilot is named in press reports as Sgt. John Rawls

Date
May 2, 2017
Reg
N911GE
Make
Bell
Model
B206
MSN
5271
Location
Black Water lake, off County Road 315 near Northeast 212th Lane., Fort McCoy
Country
US-Florida
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Marion-County-Sheriff
Link 1
https://www.villages-news.com/marion-county-sheriffs-office-helicopter-crashes-battling-brush-fire/
Link 2
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/252510197-story
Link 3
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/helicopter-crashes-while-battling-marion-county-wildfire/436186390

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