Charlestown Man Injured in Helicopter Crash

Charlestown Man Injured in Helicopter Crash

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A Saturday morning helicopter crash in northwestern Dubois County left a Charlestown, Indiana man injured.

At 10:44 AM, 42-year-old Keith Windsor of Charlestown was crop dusting in a single-occupant helicopter over fields near County Road 450 North, northwest of Ireland.

For an unknown reason, Windsor experienced mechanical issues and crashed in a bean field, approximately one quarter of a mile south of 6720 West County Road 450 North.

Windsor was able to exit the aircraft prior to it catching on fire.

The helicopter was a total loss and was destroyed as a result of the crash and fire. Windsor was flown by Air Methods medical helicopter to Saint Vincent Evansville Hospital, where he was treated for a broken leg and chest pains.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Ireland First Responders, Memorial Hospital EMS, as well as the State Police were on scene. The scene will be secured by the State Police until investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration arrive to perform an investigation.