North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said a helicopter belonging to their agency crashed near the agency's training center in Raleigh Sunday afternoon.
According to Sgt. Chris Knox, a pilot crashed the NCSHP-owned Bell helicopter on Tryon Road near Garner Road by the training center. The crash happened around 2 p.m., WTVD reports.
Knox said the pilot was returning to the hangar when the helicopter hit several trees on the way down. Trooper B.K. Jones was the only person on the flight. Jones was not hurt.