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One man injured in helicopter crash

Helicopter crash
One person received minor injuries when the helicopter he was piloting crashed near Fessenden Wednesday. Photo courtesy North Dakota Highway Patrol.

An Illinois man suffered minor injuries when the helicopter he was piloting near Fessenden crashed, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Michael Hamouz, 49, Willowbrook, Ill., was spraying waterways about 4 1/2 miles south of Fessenden along N.D. Highway 52 at about 8:30 a.m. when the crash occurred.

The blades of the helicopter caught on a power line causing the aircraft to crash about 200 yards from the road, the patrol said. Hamouz was transported to a hospital as a precaution.

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