Helicopter Hits Power Lines in Fremont County

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Helicopter Hits Power Lines in Fremont County

An air ambulance has made a hard landing in rural Fremont County after hitting power lines. Capt. Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says the 1996 Bell 407 helicopter was traveling from Casper to Riverton when it hit power lines about 43 miles east of Riverton. There were three people on board, none of them a medical patient. Only minor injuries were reported. 

The pilot was able to land the helicopter despite significant damage. Lee says his department got the call at about 8 a.m. Thursday. Technicians with High Plains Power were repairing the lines on Thursday afternoon. The Sheriff's Office and federal officials will continue the accident investigation in coming days.