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Helicopter crashes, knocks down utility lines in rural Delta, Mo.

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 3:31 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 4:21 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Crews responded to a helicopter crash in rural Delta on Tuesday afternoon, October 5.

According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, a helicopter crashed in a cornfield and wooded area near Highway N and Kidd Street.

According to Mark Perry, a senior firefighter with the Delta Fire Department, the Robinson helicopter was being used for commercial purposes. It belongs to Thompson Flying Service, LLC, based in Charleston.

Perry said the pilot was using the helicopter to spray creek banks in the area with weed killer.

He said the crash happened when the helicopter ended up in some power lines.

It took down the power lines went it crashed.

SEMO Electric said some customers were without power on Tuesday.

The pilot was reportedly not injured in the crash.

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