It’s a nice day outside. You decide to go outside and grill out. You then see a helicopter circling around the neighborhood and don’t think much of it until you hear a loud crash. For Carolyn Locklear, she states “I’m glad he didn’t get hurt and he just went to a place where he had open space where he could try and land, but it didn’t it, it just dropped down.” The helicopter went down around 2:15 p.m. just outside of the highway patrol’s training facility near the intersection of Garner Road and East Tryon Road Sunday afternoon in Wake County.
The pilot managed to land the helicopter upright, without hitting any vehicles or homes, and somehow, walking away without any injuries. We are truly grateful for the health and safety of Trooper B.K. Jones after today’s helicopter crash in Raleigh,” North Carolina State Highway Patrol Col. Glenn McNeill said in the news release. “We are often reminded of the inherent dangers our members face as part of their daily pursuit to keep our communities safe.”