Feds Say Helicopter Crash Caused By Rope

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The National Transportation Safety Board says a Vermont helicopter crash that injured two people last year was caused by a rope getting tangled in the aircraft’s rotor blades.

The report on the crash determined the two-person helicopter plunged 60 feet to the ground after one of two "pulling ropes" became tangled in the rotor and then the mast of the helicopter.

The pilot and the lineman suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

The Brattleboro Reformer says the helicopter was being used as part of the Vermont Electric Power Company’s Southern Loop project.

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