The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 27, 2013

Report: Copter rotor strikes worker at fair

— BLOOMSBURG — An employee of the company operating helicopter rides at the Bloomsburg Fair was struck by a helicopter rotor Friday night and flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, according to a Bloomsburg University online publication. reported late Friday that the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. and that town and fair officials said the victim was a worker with Heritage Rotors, of Reading.

Attempts late Friday to reach officials at the Bloomsburg Fair and Heritage Rotors were unsuccessful.

The Bloomsburg University website did not identify the man or have an initial report on his condition.

According to the Bloomsburg Fair website, Heritage Rotors has been providing helicopter rides since 1993 and was charging $15 per person per ride just outside of Gate 5.

The helicopter company’s website states that Heritage Rotors was established in Reading by owner/operator Doug Pennypacker and that it operates Enstrom helicopters.