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Helicopter crash off Stemilt Hill Road kills pilot

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WENATCHEE — A man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the helicopter he was piloting crashed at a Stemilt Growers field used as a landing site.

The accident was reported at 2:17 p.m. near the Stemilt Growers warehouse in the 4,000 block of Stemilt Hill Road. The name of the pilot was being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

Shortly before the accident, the helicopter had been blowing water off cherries, said John Wisemore, Chelan County undersheriff.

It had been…

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