• Pilot dies in helicopter crash in Wenatchee


    WENATCHEE, Wash. - A pilot died Wednesday in a helicopter crash in Wenatchee, said officials with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.

    The crash happened at Blair Slack Road and Stemilt Hill Road in Wenatchee Heights.

    Deputies said the pilot was the only occupant in the helicopter.

    The pilot died at the scene.

    An official with Stemilt Growers said the helicopter was with a contracted company. The helicopter was flying over cherry trees in an orchard to dry them off after the heavy rain. 

    The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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