HillsboroughCounty Fire & Rescue / WTSP-TV
ODESSA, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man crashed his homemade helicopter into a house.
A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office news release says 51-year-old Bradley Bates called 911 Monday evening after his small aircraft came to a rest on the roof of a Tampa-area home.
No one was inside at the time of the crash. A dog that was, wasn’t injured.
The chopper crashed about two miles from Bates’ home, reports CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV. He’d made the aircraft from a kit, the station adds.
Bates was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.
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Source: CBS News – United States