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Pilot killed in helicopter crash near Elgin

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 10:46 PM CDT
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ELGIN, Minn. (AP) — The pilot of a helicopter has died in a crash in southeastern Minnesota, according to sheriff’s officials.

Corey James Adcock, 40, from Victoria County, Texas was crop dusting Monday afternoon when the chopper blades got caught in some power lines near Elgin, crashed and caught fire, authorities said. Adcock, the only one on board, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Wabasha County sheriff’s officials, accidents like this are rare, KTTC-TV reported.

“Second one in 23 years, I’m just glad it hadn’t happened more often,” said Chief Deputy Jim Warren.

The crash scene is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Rochester.

The Federal Aviation Agency and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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