Dallas Traffic Chopper Crashes
July 30, 2007 at 11:08 AM (PT)
CBS News-Talk KRLD-A and AC KVIL/DALLAS morning traffic reporter JULIE DEHARTY received what are reported to be minor injuries when a helicopter on which she was riding crash-landed in GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, MONDAY morning.
The chopper, carrying DEHARTY, FOX O&O KDFW-TV (FOX 4) traffic reporter CHIP WAGGONER and pilot CURTIS CRUMP, lost power at about 7a CT, but CRUMP was able to bring the craft in for a hard landing near the dam at JOE POOL LAKE in GRAND PRAIRIE, between DALLAS and FORT WORTH. DEHARTY, who was able to walk after the crash despite soreness and a cut on her head, and WAGGONER, who injured his shoulder, were taken to METHODIST HOSPITAL CENTER in DALLAS; pilot CRUMP was unhurt.
The crash follows FRIDAY's collision of two PHOENIX television news choppers that killed four.