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Jo Eager Injured in El Cajon Helicopter Crash at Gillespie Field

Jo Eager ID’d as Passenger Injured in El Cajon Aircraft Accident at Gillespie Field near Kenney Street

San Diego, California (September 10, 2019) – Authorities have identified a Chopper 8 traffic reporter who was injured when a helicopter crashed Tuesday afternoon in San Diego as Jo Eager.

The accident happened at about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 3 on Gillespie Field near Kenney Street.

The authorities said the Bell 206B helicopter flipped onto its side while landing and hit the ground.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and freed Eager and the pilot from the helicopter before it started smoking and burst into flames.

Eager was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego for treatment of unspecified injuries. She was later released from the hospital.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident.

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