A 61-year-old South Milwaukee man suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday morning when his small helicopter crashed in a field in the Town of Norway.

The man – whose name is not being released at this time – is believed to have suffered a laceration to the back of his head from one of the aircraft’s rear rotors after the crash. He was transported to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee for treatment of his injuries and was listed in stable condition.

This is an example of a Mosquito helicopter. Photo credit: Michael Pereckas on flickr.com

Witnesses told Racine County Sheriff’s deputies that around 8:25 a.m. Sunday a “Mosquito” helicopter was about 15 feet off the ground in the 22000 block of Highway G when it lost lift and crashed to the ground in a cornfield. This type of aircraft is described in a press release from RCSD as “a small, one passenger aircraft and is considered experimental based on its small size.”

The driver exited the craft and walked to the rear of the helicopter where it is believed he suffered a blow to the head from a rear rotor.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Milwaukee office were called to the scene to determine the cause of the crash. The helicopter suffered little damage in the accident.

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