COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A recovery barge on the scene at Colbert Ferry Park and teams has pulled the wreckage of the helicopter from the Tennessee River. Crews got most of the aircraft above the water shortly after 12 p.m. Thursday.
The search continues for the pilot, who has not been publicly identified. Searchers have been using cadaver dogs and specially equipped helicopters in their efforts.
Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board is focusing on the wreckage of the aircraft, which was 27 feet below the surface of the Tennessee River.
The helicopter went down Monday just near the park, at Natchez Trace Parkway.