• August 30, 2014

Malfunction forces helicopter pilot to land in field during hog hunt

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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 4:30 am

GATESVILLE — A private helicopter being used for a hog hunt crash landed near Oglesby on Sunday morning.

The two men on board — the pilot and a hunter — were not seriously injured, according to state police.

The aircraft began to malfunction as the men were attempting to shoot hogs from the air, state police reported. The pilot, a former Marine Corps Cobra pilot, landed the chopper safely in a field.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the accident.

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