CEDAR LAKE, Ind. – New details have emerged regarding a helicopter crash Monday afternoon.
According to the Cedar Lake Police, the pilot, whose identity has not been released, was leasing the aircraft from Lansing Airport and reportedly resides near the crash site. It is currently unknown what role, if any, this proximity may have played in correlation with the crash itself.
Deputy Chief Carl Brittingham, an eyewitness to the crash, described the harrowing scene that unfolded around 1 PM. The helicopter was observed flying at a low altitude over the lake, heading north when suddenly, it descended dangerously close to the water’s surface, losing control and ultimately crashing into the lake’s east side.
The Deputy Chief, along with two officers, responded to the crash on a boat and rescued two passengers from the aircraft.
No one was injured in the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are jointly working together to investigate the crash.