Guardian One, the helicopter that serves as aerial support for the King County Sheriff was damaged today in an incident during warm up. An investigation is underway.
King County Sheriff's helicopter Guardian One damaged during warm up
The King County Sheriff's eye in the sky, helicopter Guardian One was damaged in an incident prior to take off on Dec. 28. Sergeant Cindi West King County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer said in a statement:
"Earlier today our Guardian One Helicopter was preparing to respond to a burglary in progress and was damaged during the warm up phase .
The pilot was preparing the helicopter for lift off. Due to an unknown cause the helicopter became unstable on a dolly and was damaged. No injuries were reported.
The FAA responded to conduct an investigation and has released the helicopter to the Sheriff’s Office for repairs.
The Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident and amount damage sustained. “