Montana man injured in helicopter crash in southern Indiana

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CORYDON, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police troopers are investigating a chopper clang successful agrarian Harrison County.

A Montana antheral was injured successful a chopper clang successful confederate Indiana connected Wednesday, Indiana State Police said. (Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

ISP troopers were called to the country of the clang Wednesday astir 4 p.m. successful the country of Big Indian Road Northeast adjacent Corydon.

Troopers accidental Zane Lightner, 29, of Billings, Montana, crashed a Bell 206 chopper successful a cornfield adjacent the roadway. Lightner was taken to the Harrison County Hospital by a backstage conveyance and past aboriginal transported to University Hospital successful Louisville. His injuries appeared to beryllium non-life-threatening, authorities said.

Authorities judge the helicopter, which is owned and operated by Southmark Aviation retired of Hattiesburg, Miss., was being utilized arsenic a harvest duster astatine the time. The chopper accidentally deed a powerfulness enactment that was moving crossed the cornfield the chopper was dusting astatine the time, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the clang on with the National Transportation Safety Administration Board (NTSB).

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