Just before 5 pm a call came into Montgomery County 911 stating a helicopter was seen going down and a black cloud of smoke. Units from Needham Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, DPS and MCHD. A search of the area of the San Jacinto River and SH 242 was conducted including bringing helicopters in from ABC 13 and another helicopter used by several other Houston television stations. A helicopter assigned to the Army Reserve at Conroe Airport was also sent to the scene.
After a one hour search nothing was located. It was believed to have been a gold helicopter that is currently doing mapping on the area as that helicopter has been in the area for some time now on the project.