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HELICOPTER CRASH IN LYON COUNTY (UPDATE)

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Updated 10:15 pm 11/6/17

TWO PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE CRASH OF A HELICOPTER INTO A FARM FIELD NEAR LARCHWOOD MONDAY AFTERNOON.

THE LYON COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THE PILOT OF THE HELICOPTER WAS SEARCHING FOR SOME ESCAPED CATTLE WHEN IT APPARENTLY CLIPPED A POWER LINE AND CRASHED AROUND 1:30 PM.

AROUND 300 HEAD OF CATTLE HAD ESCAPED FROM A FARM NEAR THE WEST LYON HIGH SCHOOL EARLY MONDAY.

THE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER WERE TAKEN TO SIOUX FALLS HOSPITALS.

THE TOWN OF ROCK RAPIDS LOST POWER BRIEFLY BECAUSE OT THE INCIDENT.

INVESTIGATORS FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ARE EXPECTED ON THE SCENE TUESDAY.

PHOTO COURTESY KIWA RADIO