Helicopter Crash Landing on Milwaukee Ave South of Palatine Rd Prospect Heights

Helicopter crash landing in northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue at Apple Drive in Prospect Heights
Helicopter crash landing in northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue at Apple Drive in Prospect Heights.

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Prospect Heights and Wheeling responded about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to a report of a helicopter crash landing incident just south of Chicago Executive Airport in Prospect Heights and Wheeling.




Police and firefighters on arrival discovered a helicopter on the right side in the northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue at the intersection with Apple Drive in Prospect Heights.

One person — the helicopter pilot — was injured and transported to a nearby hospital by Wheeling Fire Department paramedics. Injuries were initially assessed to be minor.

The helicopter was towed away by Fries Towing and Recover using a rotator crane and a flatbed truck.

The helicopter — a Robinson R44 — was labeled with the web address crownpointrepair.com which is an automotive and trucking repair business.




Milwaukee Avenue was clear in both directions by 9:35 a.m.

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The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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Helicopter crash landing in northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue at Apple Drive in Prospect Heights
Helicopter crash landing in northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue at Apple Drive in Prospect Heights.
Helicopter uprighted before it was lifted onto a flatbed truck
Helicopter uprighted before it was lifted onto a flatbed truck.
Helicopter after it was lifted on a Fries flatbed truck
Helicopter after it was lifted on a Fries flatbed truck.




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