TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Louisiana man has been injured following a helicopter crash in Tyler County Thursday morning.
According to the DPS report, dispatch received the report at 10:40 a.m. from County Line Road, which is just off of US 190 and 12 miles west of Woodville.
Afred Christian Bell, 48, of Natchitoches was the only person on the helicopter. He was taken from the scene by an ambulance and then flown to a Houston hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
According to the man, he had only been in the air for about a minute or two, spraying herbicides when he started having engine problems. He was able to fly over several pine trees before crashing into a clear field.
State troopers are on the scene and awaiting a response from the Federal Aviation Administration.