Fatal Helicopter Crash in Davenport, Washington Leaves 2 Dead



Fatal Helicopter Crash in Davenport, Washington Leaves 2 Dead – BrewerWood News

On Wednesday, June 19th at approximately 4:30pm, Lincoln County Fire District No. 6 (Harrington) responded to a helicopter crash in a field about 1 mile north of Bluestem and Linstrum roads off State Route 28 about 8 miles south of Davenport, Washington.  According to Fire Chief Brandon Larmer, the small helicopter was carrying two passengers, both of whom were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.


The downed helicopter had caused about a 1½-acre wildfire, The Davenport Fire Department says they called in help from several county agencies including Lincoln County Fire District 6. Firefighters extinguished hot spots and fully contained the fire before leaving at about 7:50 p.m.


Helicopter crashes near Davenport


According to officials from Lincoln County Fire District No. 6 (Harrington), the helicopter was privately owned. The Lincoln County Coroner identified 68-year-old Ryan Sandvig from Spokane and 63-year-old Mark Manteuffel from Coeur d’Alene as the two men who died in the crash.


Two dead in Lincoln County helicopter crash | The Spokesman-Review


The FAA and the NTSB are still investigating what may have caused the crash. Story still developing.


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