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Power lines identified as possible cause of pilot death

Power lines identified as possible cause of pilot death
April 29, 2013 Amy Sudbury

It has materialised that power lines could be the cause of the helicopter crash in which a pilot lost his life.

On Saturday 27th April 2013, the Bell 206B helicopter crashed by a set of power lines in a small suburb of Montana, US. The vehicle was being piloted by an unnamed individual who unfortunately did not survive the incident. He was the only person on board.

Now, 2 days since the fatality, a Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) spokesman has announced that initial information suggests that the helicopter got caught on the power cables before going down.

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