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Pilot Unharmed in Helicopter Crash at Mine
A pilot escaped injury after his helicopter crashed at a mine near Delta Junction.
ANCHORAGE- A pilot escaped injury after his helicopter crashed at a mine near Delta Junction.
The crash Monday evening at the Pogo Mine occurred a day before the first anniversary at a helicopter crash at the same mine that killed a man.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says that in this week's incident, the Hughes 500D was carrying a sling load when it went down just after 6 p.m. Monday.
The aircraft is operated by Wasilla-based Soloy Helicopters.
Johnson says the helicopter had an engine failure, landed in trees and rolled over.
The wreckage is being taken to Anchorage, where NTSB investigators can get a closer look.
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