FAA is investigating the crash of a crop-dusting helicopter in N - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

FAA is investigating the crash of a crop-dusting helicopter in NE

Courtesy: Mercy Air Care Courtesy: Mercy Air Care

The federal aviation administration will investigate the crash of a crop-dusting helicopter in northeast Nebraska Thursday afternoon that injured the pilot and knocked power out to several towns.

A spokesperson for the company says the pilot was identified as Dennis Monday of Weyers Cave, Virginia.

He was released from the Mercy Medical Center where he suffered lacerations to the head.

The copter was commissioned by Crop Production Services of South Sioux City.

The pilot said he hit a pocket of air where he dropped 40 feet

The helicopter knocked down power lines near the intersection of 579th Avenue and 867th Road.

KTIV was on the scene, but was kept away from the crash site because of safety concerns.

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