Authorities say the pilot of an ultralight helicopter that crashed in a wooded area of Halifax has been hospitalized with serious injuries.
Officials say 67-year-old Bruce Shulman of East Boston suffered burns over 30 percent of his body and broken bones when the aircraft went down about a mile from its takeoff point at Cranland Airport in Hanson at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Rescue efforts were hampered by the trees. Emergency personnel had to make their way to the crash site on all-terrain vehicles, and it took 90 minutes to get Shulman to an ambulance. The victim was intially thought to be a man from Scituate.
Authorities say the Shulman was conscious and talking when rescue personnel reached him.
Federal aviation authorities are investigating.
WBZ’s Doug Cope was on the scene over the weekend: