20 years later: Helicopter that crashed into Lake Cumberland in 2002 recovered

Lake Cumberland Helicopter
Posted at 4:12 PM, Sep 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 20:25:54-04

(LEX 18) — A helicopter that crashed into Lake Cumberland back in 2002 has been found and pulled out of the water.

The chopper crashed and sank while trying to get closer to the water near Jamestown. A photographer was on board and the NTSB found that the helicopter went down while the pilot tried to get closer to a boat race. The pilot and passenger both escaped.


LEX 18's Ricky Sayer is on the scene in Russell County.