A mystery is solved after a pilot of a wrecked helicopter speaks to Action News.
Authorities discovered the downed chopper but there were no reports of a crash and no pilot in sight.
"This one here is strictly pilot error, my fault," said pilot Richard Dick, 70, of Kansas.
The helicopter crashed in a field next to State Route 164 near Searchlight Sunday, said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The 70-year-old said he had been hired as a contractor to remove cattle for the state. He was rounding up two wild cows when strong winds downed his chopper.
"The cows wouldn't move because of the wind blowing, I got in below the Joshua trees," said Dick.
The pilot stated he didn't report the crash because he owns the Bell helicopter and no one was injured.
"I invested everything I had in this thing and it's upside down now," said Dick.
Dick tells Action News he's flown more than 16,000 hours, and has never had a close call like this.