Helicopter Crash Update 29 May 12

A helicopter pilot is reportedly in stable condition after the crop duster he was flying crashed in southern Minnesota Friday evening. The helicopter was spraying ditches near the City of Delavan when it hit some power lines and went down. The pilot was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with some broken bones and other injuries. A name has not been released for the pilot, who was licensed by a company out of St. Peter. There were no other injuries in the crash, which also knocked out the power to Delavan for a period of time at around 5:30 Friday evening. The National Transportation Safety Board has been on the scene over the weekend to investigate the crash.