Police are investigating a helicopter pilot for reckless endangerment after flying too close to boaters in the Race to Alaska event in Port Townsend, Washington.
Witnesses in #PortTownsend say it was only flying about 8 to 15 feet above the water. Now police are investigating a 44-year-old pilot from Federal Way.Posted by KIRO 7 News on Thursday, June 23, 2016
Witnesses reported the rotor blades of the helicopter were lower than the tops of sailboats.
They said it was flying about 8 to 15 feet above the water.
Police identified the pilot as a 44-year-old man from Federal Way. He told officers he was flying to record video for a television show.
The FAA was informed and may launch its own investigation.