Helicopter crashes in central Ohio; 2 people hurt

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a small, privately owned helicopter crashed into a farmer's field in central Ohio, injuring the two men aboard the aircraft.

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The second of two men injured in a helicopter crash is transported to a waiting MedFlight helicopter Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Delaware, Ohio, State Highway Patrol spokesman, Lt. Craig Cvetan, says the two men were flown to a Columbus hospital. He didn't have details about their injuries but said they weren't believed to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/The Marion Star, James Miller)

The crash Thursday afternoon severely damaged the helicopter and sparked a fire in a Union County field near the Delaware County line. The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.

A patrol statement Thursday evening said the two men were flown to a Columbus hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but no details of the injuries were immediately available. The patrol identified the men as 81-year-old Henry Brecher of Columbus and 50-year-old Todd Cramer of nearby Dublin.

The patrol says troopers weren't immediately sure which man was the pilot or who owns the helicopter.