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Helicopter crashes near Beaver Dam

A student pilot suffered only minor injuries when the helicopter he was flying crashed in a field about one mile north of Beaver Dam on Thursday night.

A press release from the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department said a caller reported the crash about 7:30 p.m., and said the only occupant was walking around the wreckage.  Fielding fire and ambulance crews responded but the pilot, a 34-year-old male from Murray, refused medical treatment.

The FAA was notified and the cause of the accident will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The helicopter was a four-seat model.  The owners are from Weber County.IMG_20130627_200702_693

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