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Helicopter pilot in North Manchester crash declared brain dead

North Manchester helicopter crash

The man who was flown to Parkview Hospital Sunday night after his helicopter crashed in Wabash County is now considered brain dead.

Posted: Feb 26, 2020 10:44 AM
Updated: Feb 26, 2020 2:57 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The man who was flown to Parkview Hospital Sunday night after his helicopter crashed in Wabash County is now considered brain dead.

The Allen County Coroner's Office confirmed with FOX 55 that the pilot of the single-occupant helicopter injured in Sunday's helicopter crash is was flown to by Samaritan helicopter in critical condition, but has downgraded to being brain dead as of Tuesday.

The coroner says the victim is at the hospital still where his organs are waiting to be donated.

Once the victim is officially declared dead, the Allen County coroner will provide more information once an autopsy is complete.

The crash happened on a farm behind a home near West State Road 114 in North Manchester.

Wabash County Sheriff Ryan Baker says the helicopter the victim flew in is a single-engine, single-occupant helicopter.

Check back with FOX 55 News as more information becomes available.

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