NTSB: Utility line that caused crash unmarked

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 8 at 12:18 AM

   JACKSON, Ky. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has found that an unmarked utility line caused a state police helicopter to crash last year.
 
   The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1duWBMY) reports that the NTSB found the utility wire that the helicopter clipped before crashing in Breathitt County was not shown on a navigation chart.
 
   The pilot and a state trooper on board were looking for patches of illegal marijuana. They were seriously hurt in the crash.
 
   The NTSB report issued last week said the wire had once served a coal mine, but the mine had been closed for some time and as a result no one had reported it to the Federal Aviation Administration.
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   Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com
 

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