Officer Jason Knox Killed in Helicopter Crash on Imperial Valley in Houston
Officer Jason Knox Killed in Houston Helicopter Crash on Imperial Valley
Houston, Texas (May 2, 2020) – According to police, a police officer was killed, and another was critically injured early Saturday morning after a Houston police helicopter crashed into a Greenspoint apartment complex in Houston.
The crash happened just before 2:00 a.m. in the 17000 block of Imperial Valley near Benmar.
Police said the helicopter was flying over a bayou where there were reports of bodies in the water when it began spinning out of control, and it crashed into a building at the apartment complex.
The pilot and a tactical flight officer aboard the helicopter were airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.
The tactical flight officer, Jason Knox, later died. He was married and had two children, a boy, and a girl. His father is Houston City Council Member Mike Knox, a former Houston Police officer.
The pilot underwent surgery.
No one on the ground was injured in the crash.
The authorities are investigating the crash.
We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Officer Jason Knox.
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