From the Maryland State Police:
(DARLINGTON, MD) – Maryland State Police are on the scene of an incident involving a helicopter that appeared to malfunction after landing in Harford County and caused a non-life threatening injury to the pilot.
The pilot and only occupant of the Hughes 269C helicopter is identified as Steven R. Rindone, 35, of Middletown, Delaware. He is not believed to have been seriously injured in the incident. He was taken by ambulance to Harford Memorial Hospital for treatment of a possible fracture to an extremity.
At about 5:30 p.m. today, Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack responded to the 4100-block of Conowingo Road, Darlington, Md., for a report of an aircraft incident. The preliminary investigation indicates the pilot was landing at CVC Helicopter Service, which owns the aircraft, after leaving the Harford County Farm Fair.
A witness told state troopers the helicopter landed and then appeared to begin vibrating heavily, which caused an unknown amount of damage to the aircraft.
No one on the ground was injured during the incident. Area EMS and fire crews responded and ensured the scene was safe, in addition to treating and transporting the pilot.
State Police notified Federal Aviation Administration authorities who confirmed they will investigate the incident. Further questions regarding the cause of this incident should be directed to the FAA.