A helicopter carrying a sling-load crashed while working near the Destoya Fire in Nevada last week, the Bureau of Land Management said Monday.
The aircraft was working on a contractual basis for the BLM, when it had an accident near the fire on July 3. The pilot walked away with no injuries, and the crash is being investigated by the Office of Aircraft Services, said Randy Eardley with the BLM.
Eardley did not know what specifically caused the accident, nor did he know the name of the company on contract.
The BLM office in Elko, Nevada, in the state’s northwestern corner, is coordinating the fire effort.