Helicopter crash in Westby

WESTBY, Wis. (WKBT) - UPDATE: A helicopter pilot survives a crash in Westby Monday afternoon.

It happened just after 1:00 p.m. about 100 yards west of Nordic Lanes bowling alley.

Sgt. Scott Stuber with the Westby Police Department says the helicopter was spraying a corn field when the rear tail rotor struck a power line.

The rotor was ripped away from the helicopter causing it to spin and eventually crash.

The pilot, 27-year-old Jonathan Wanda of Harvard, Illinoios, was the only person on board.  Sgt. Stuber says he was able to walk away from the crash, but was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

No one on the ground was injured.

According to a witness, the helicopter was spraying fields for MF Helicopters out of East Troy, Wisconsin.


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