Indianapolis Metro Police

Fatal Indiana Crash Under Investigation

Fatal Indiana Crash Under Investigation

21-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Indiana State Police, together with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board, are currently investigating the crash that killed 53-year old pilot, Howard Y. Esterbrook. The crash occurred 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis while Mr. Esterbrook was helping install power lines for Mesa, reports News Now Warsaw.  ... Read more

Indianapolis PD close to selling MD600 and restart ops with B206A

Indianapolis PD close to selling MD600 and restart ops with B206A

24-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Local press reports suggest that Indianapolis Police are close to selling their MD600 with an overseas buyer inspecting it around now.  This aviation unit ceased operations in October 2009 under budgetary pressure, putting its MD600 flagship, two Hughes 300s and an early Bell 206A into storage.  A report in July 2010 cited public safety officials... Read more

Indianapolis Police selling three helicopters to fund ongoing operations

Indianapolis Police selling three helicopters to fund ongoing operations

21-Jul-2010Source: TheIndyChannel

After exploring various options to fund air support operations, officials determined the best option would be to sell the police MD600 and two Hughes helicopters to free up money to operate the remaining aircraft.... Read more

Indianapolis Metro Police grounds helicopters

Indianapolis Metro Police grounds helicopters

13-Feb-2010Source: WTHR

The three helicopters are the most expensive crime fighting tool for Metro. Right now the city doesn’t even have insurance on them... Read more

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