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Cropduster pilot killed when helicopter hits lines

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a Georgia
helicopter pilot has been killed while spraying a field in western
Kentucky.

A news release from the KSP states 55-year-old Timothy E. Watson
of Lawrenceville, Ga., was spraying fungicide and fertilizer late
Monday afternoon on a farm field in Crittendon County when his
helicopter struck power lines. The investigating trooper said the
Robinson Model R44 helicopter came down about 200 feet from the
utility lines and burned.

Watson's body was found inside the cockpit.

The KSP says investigators from the Federal Aviation
Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will
arrive Tuesday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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