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Apr 5, 2014 1:35 PM by MTN News - Missoula

Helicopter crashes in Missoula, no injuries reported

MISSOULA - A helicopter crashed at the Missoula International Airport on Friday afternoon.

The pilot was performing a training exercise at around 3:45 p.m. when the chopper went down.

Authorities tell us it appears the Minuteman Aviation helicopter tilted when taking off, causing the blades to hit the ground.

The man and woman on board at the time were not hurt.

Airport deputy director Brian Ellestad says a small fire broke out after the crash, but was quickly extinguished.

The crash is being investigated.

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