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Thursday, July 24, 2008


Rotor blade kills helicopter pilot

GREEN BAY (AP) - The Dodge County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a pilot killed this morning while inspecting his helicopter in a rural area just east of the Horicon Marsh.

Authorities tell the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the man was struck and killed by a helicopter rotor blade.

Sheriff's officials say a preliminary investigation shows the helicopter could not fully lift off because it was overloaded with crop-dusting material. The pilot returned to the ground, got out of the helicopter and was struck by a rear rotor blade.