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Wind blamed for helicopter crash

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A pilot says a gust of wind caused him
to lose control of a helicopter that crashed in western Kentucky
just after taking off at the Hopkinsville airport.
A police report says the two-man aircraft belonged to the pilot,
34-year-old Matthew Healy, who is stationed at Fort Campbell.
Hopkinsville police Sgt. Tracey Mayberry said the pilot was the
only person aboard the aircraft and he was treated at a hospital
for non-life-threatening injuries.
Mayberry says the helicopter turned on its side before dropping
to the ground Monday evening.
Police say investigators from the Federal Aviation
Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were
expected at the site on Tuesday.

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