Helicopter Crash Identity 30 May 12

Authorities have released the name of the helicopter pilot from St. Peter who was injured in a crash near Delavan on Friday. 64-year-old John Holmberg was spraying drainage ditches just west of Delavan when his chopper apparently hit some power lines at just after 5:30pm Friday and crashed into a ditch. Holmberg was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with broken bones and lacerations, although his injuries are said to be non-life threatening. The crash is being investigated by the Faribault County Sheriff’s Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of Agriculture.