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Pilot Killed After Helecopter Crashes Near Ely, Nevada

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By Paul Johnson

Ely, Nevada ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - One person has died following a helicopter crash near Ely Nevada. The name of the pilot hasn’t been released. Only one person was aboard the Bell 206B Aircraft when it went down about 3pm Monday, officials say. It’s being reported the pilot was performing an aerial seeding operation. The crash happened about 3 pm Monday about 50 miles west of Ely. The White Pine County Sheriff’s office, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.


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