2 men in Tullahoma helicopter crash identified

Posted at 8:25 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-02 21:26:47-05

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (WTVF/AP) — Officials have released the names of two men injured in a helicopter crash in Tennessee outside of Tullahoma.

The pilots involved in the Thursday crash were identified as 70-year-old Jack Cook, of Ozark, Alabama and 69-year-old Larry Cornell, of New Brockton, Alabama, according to Arista Aviation Services.

One pilot managed to call 9-1-1 and both were able to crawl out of the privately-owned aircraft. But one pilot had to be Vanderbilt Life Flight to the hospital with neck and back injuries. While another was transported by EMS to a hospital for evaluation.

They were flying in a HH-60L Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed outside Tullahoma. The crash was reported around 3 p.m. on Thursday.

The cause of the crash is still unknown. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety board are continuing to investigate the incident.