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Helicopter enroute to EAA crash lands


AURORA, IOWA (KWWL) - A close call Tuesday morning for a helicopter pilot who made a crash landing in Fayette County.

The small, homemade ultra light helicopter was flown by 61 year old Thomas Bruce Jones of Hudson, IA and was heading to the EAA air show in Oshkosh.

According to KWWL, the 2 person Altolight helicopter had mechanical problems around 8:30 am.

Jones reported that he lost power and was able to set the chopper down without incident.

Jones' grandson was with him on the plane.

The plane safely landed in a cornfield north of Aurora, Iowa. Nobody was injured.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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