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Helicopter crashes on Texas Renaissance Festival grounds

Published: Jul. 20, 2018 at 2:02 PM CDT
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A pilot and her granddaughter suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon after their helicopter crashed onto the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival in Grimes County.

Two others on board were not injured.

Deputies say the helicopter was attempting to take off from the property when a mechanical issue with a rotor forced it to fall back to the ground.

Officials with the FAA and NTSB are on the way to the scene to investigate the accident.

The pilot, 73, is from Pinehurst, and her granddaughter, 17, is from Tomball. Both were taken to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.

One of the uninjured passengers is from Florida, and the other is from Canada.