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:
2 May, 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
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Marion-County-Sheriff
Link:
https://www.villages-news.com/marion-county-sheriffs-office-helicopter-crashes-battling-brush-fire/
Link:
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/252510197-story
Link:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/helicopter-crashes-while-battling-marion-county-wildfire/436186390

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