CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A pilot has been released from the hospital after a SLED helicopter crashed at Summerville Airport.
According to SLED officials, the crash happened at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The pilot, and only occupant, was injured and transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
SLED officials say the helicopter was flying a mission for Dorchester County authorities along with the South Carolina National Guard and the Governor’s Counter-Drug Task Force to conduct marijuana eradication flights throughout Dorchester County.
“This is the first crash of a SLED helicopter in the agency’s history,” SLED officials said in a statement.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate the crash.