Helicopter crashes after striking power lines

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police


CORYDON, Ind. -- Indiana State Police are assisting the investigation into a helicopter crash that happened Wednesday afternoon in Harrison County.

The crash happened just northeast of Corydon around 4 p.m.

Police said the helicopter was being used as a crop duster when the helicopter accidentally struck a power line running across the cornfield.

The pilot, 29-year-old Zane Lightner of Billings, Montana, was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate the crash.

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