Helicopter crashes into cornfield in Monroe County

HECKER, ill. (KMOV) – The pilot was the only person on board the helicopter that crashed in Monroe County.

The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. in a field near Route 3 and Columbia Avenue near Hecker, Illinois. The Monroe County Emergency Management Agency told News 4 that a Robinson R44 helicopter had crashed.

Monroe County EMA Director Kevin Scheibe said the pilot walked away from the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash site.