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LANCASTER, Wis. -A helicopter spraying crops crashed near Lancaster on Wednesday morning when one of its blades hit a power line, officials said.

Officials with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot survived the crash that happened just before 11:30 a.m.

The helicopter was spraying a soybean field near Lancaster when one of the blades caught a power line, deputies said. The helicopter landed upright, but then flipped over.

The helicopter belongs to Back 9 Aerial LLC, out of Elkhorn.

A good part of southern Grant County lost power, and some of them were still without power at 4 p.m. Wednesday.




Helicopter spraying crops hits power line, crashes

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