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Helicopter pilot dies in crash in Anaconda

Photo from Thursday of a helicopter that crashed Friday morning in Anaconda.
Posted at 11:53 AM, Apr 26, 2024

(UPDATE, 2:22 pm) According to emergency responders, the pilot of the helicopter died in the crash; the pilot was the only person on board.

The name of the pilot has not yet been released.

We will update you when we get more information.

(1st REPORT, 11:53 am) A helicopter crashed in Anaconda on Friday, April 26, 2024, and the coroner has been called to the crash site, according to Anaconda-Deer Lodge Chief Executive Bill Everett.

Everett said the helicopter crashed at about 7 a.m. in the area just south of the Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply store off Fillmore Street.

Everett said he does not yet know how many people were on board at the time, nor the suspected cause of the crash.

Everett told MTN News the helicopter was contracted by the Atlantic-Richfield Company to do restoration work, such as seeding reclamation areas around the city.

We will update you as we get more information.

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