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Helicopter crashes in field on outskirts of metro Phoenix

April 16, 2019

FORT MCDOWELL INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of Phoenix and news video showed wreckage and an apparent burned area in a farm field. There was no immediate word of possible injury.

Rural-Metro Fire Department Shawn Gilleland said the crash occurred Tuesday morning on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation near Fountain Hills.

Gilleland said Rural-Metro initially responded under a mutual aid agreement with its Fort McDowell counterpart but that he had no additional information.

Fort McDowell officials did not immediately respond to a request for information.

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