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5 NEWS UPDATE: Helicopter Makes Forced Landing In Morgantown
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on June 12, 2013 @ 6:56PM
Created on June 12, 2013 @ 1:22PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot suffered minor cuts after his helicopter lost power and had to make a forced landing near Morgantown.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the Hughes helicopter with one person on board failed to clear some treetops while attempting to take off at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
State Police Cpl. R.M. Gaskins in Morgantown says the pilot was trying to leave from a private business to do some spraying around power lines.
Gaskins says the helicopter was heavily damaged, but the pilot was able to walk away and refused medical treatment.
The FAA is investigating.
Emergency officials are on the scene of a helicopter accident that happened in Morgantown just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.
5 News is on the scene and was able to speak to witnesses who say they saw the helicopter, and said it looked "like it lost power and it just dropped out of the sky".
Everyone that was in the helicopter is said to be okay. The FAA is being called in to investigate.
We are working to get more information.  Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.

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