Illinois pilot OK after helicopter crash in North Dakota
FESSENDEN, N.D. (AP) — An Illinois pilot suffered only minor injuries when a helicopter crashed in central North Dakota.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the helicopter was spraying waterways along a highway south of Fessenden on Wednesday morning when the pilot tried to go under power lines.
The blades caught the bottom power line, causing the helicopter to crash in a field.
The pilot, 49-year-old Michael Hamouz of Willowbrook, Illinois, suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance as a precaution.