1 dead, 2 others hurt in Montgomery Co. helicopter crash

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A helicopter assisting with a controlled burn operation in the Sam Houston National Forest crashed Wednesday afternoon, killing one person and injuring two others on board.

According to the Texas Department of Safety, a 2009 Eurocopter AS 350 went down near Bethel Road, about four miles south of FM 149.

The two victims injured in the crash were transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center in stable condition, DPS said.

DPS added that there were two firefighters and a pilot on board. A male firefighter died on impact, officials said. A female firefighter and the pilot were alert and talking.

No firefighters on the ground were injured.

Officials with the FAA are investigating while the NTSB is expected to arrive tomorrow.

It's not immediately known what caused the helicopter to crash.

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