Big Army helicopter lands in Kendall field

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 April 2019 at 10:07 pm

Photo courtesy of Phil Haight

KENDALL – A big Army tandem rotor helicopter landed in a field in Kendall tonight. The CH-47 “Chinook” didn’t crash but onlookers suspected there was a problem with the aircraft. Another helicopter briefly stopped by to transport some of the men from the scene.

It is at a field off Kenmore Road just east of Norway Road. The above photo was taken at 9:42 p.m.

Phil Haight, who took the photo, said he spoke with one of the men in the helicopter who was from Kendall. He knew there was a field nearby where the helicopter could land. A crew is expected in the morning to fix it.

(UPDATE 8:42 a.m.: Undersheriff Chris Bourke confirms the helicopter had mechanical issues and needed to make an unplanned landed. Bourke said a crew will be working on the helicopter this morning.)

Kendra Butler shared this photo of the helicopter.

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