Helicopter crashes into cornfield in Monroe County

Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 9:49 AM CDT
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HECKER, Ill. (KMOV) – A pilot was the only person aboard a helicopter that crashed in Monroe County.

The crash occurred before 9:30 a.m. in a field near Route 3 and Columbia Ave near Hecker, Illinois. The Monroe County Emergency Management Agency told News 4 it was a crop duster Robinson R44 helicopter that crashed.

Monroe County EMA Director Kevin Scheibe said the pilot walked away from the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash site.