'Not an easy thing to do,' Pilots wonder how thief got chopper off ground before crashing
Experienced pilots wonder how a suspected thief managed to start a multi-million dollar helicopter and get it off the ground before crashing it at the Sacramento Executive Airport. "I was in disbelief," said pilot Dan Oppenheim. "Even just getting a helicopter started is not an easy thing to do." Oppenheim flies KCRA's LiveCopter 3 all over Northern California and has been flying for 10 years as a helicopter pilot.