Helicopter Crash East of Bridgeville

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A helicopter made a hard landing in a soybean field east of Bridgeville Sunday afternoon. Delaware State Police say the helicopter had about 15 gallons of fuel on board and had lifted off from the Evans Farms Fall Festival of Rt 404 with the pilot and three passengers on board. The pilot says the helicopter cleared an irrigation system and electric lines an lost power before coming down in the bean field. A 41 year old woman from Lewes and two children aged 7 and 4 were taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital as a precaution. The NTSB has been contacted – the FAA is currently investigating the crash.