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Witness says helicopter was 'having issues' before Argyle crash

WNYT Staff
Updated: August 18, 2021 01:49 PM
Created: August 18, 2021 12:31 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report on the deadly helicopter crash that killed a father and daughter in Argyle on Aug. 7.

A witness tells the NTSB they saw the helicopter about 50 to 75 feet above the ground. He said it was, "having issues, and could not stay up in the air."

He also told investigators that just after the helicopter flew over a tree line, he heard a loud sound, and the helicopter fell out of the sky.

Craig Seeley and his daughter Katie died in that crash.

NewsChannel 13 first reported last week that the FAA defined Seeley's helicopter as "amateur built," meaning it came in a kit and Seeley put it together.

Seeley was certified to  pilot single-engine airplanes, according to an FAA database. NewsChannel 13 could not find records indicating he was certified to pilot helicopters.

MORE INFORMATION:

NTSB Preliminary Report


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