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Emergency crews respond to report of crashed helicopter south of Fargo

Emergency crews respond to the report of a helicopter crash south of Fargo. W. Scott Olsen/Special to The Forum1 / 4
W. Scott Olsen/Special to The Forum2 / 4
Photo by Ty Filley / WDAY News.3 / 4
Photo by Ty Filley / WDAY News.4 / 4

FARGO -- A helicopter crashed in a field south of Fargo on Thursday morning, Aug. 16.

Emergency dispatchers received a report of a crash about 10:15 a.m., and initial dispatch radio traffic indicated the pilot had escaped the aircraft without serious injury but the helicopter was on fire.

The crash happened in the area of 165th Avenue Southeast and 51st Street Southeast.

Emergency crews, including Cass County sheriff’s deptuies and North Dakota troopers, responded to the crash and secured the scene.

Authorities directed media inquiries to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the crash. FAA officials were not immediately available for comment.

Dave Olson
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