An Eagle man died while his daughter survived after this Enstrom 280F helicopter crashed near Succor Creek south of Adrian Friday. (Photo courtesy of the Malheur County Sheriff's Office).
ADRIAN – When Malheur County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team members found Jordan Valentine on Saturday morning, she could barely move.
The 25-year-old woman from Eagle, Idaho, lay beside the wreckage of an Enstrom 280F small helicopter on a secluded high desert hill south of Adrian. The crash, at about 4 p.m. Friday, killed her father, Jim Valentine, 52, also of Eagle, who was piloting the helicopter.
A hospital spokesperson confirmed that Jim Valentine had been a surgeon at St. Luke’s Medical Center for nearly 10 years. He specialized in bariatric and general surgery.
Despite serious injuries, Valentine managed to . . .