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Duck Flies Through Window Of State Patrol Helicopter, Pilot Injured

WABASHA COUNTY, Minn. (WCCO) - A state patrol pilot is recovering from a head injury after a duck hit the windshield of a patrol helicopter.

Law enforcement in Wabasha County had requested flight assistance around 10:15 p.m., and when pilots were returning, the duck and the helicopter collided.

One pilot suffered a head injury, but they were able to land the helicopter at St. Paul Airport. From there, the pilot was taken to a nearby hospital and has since been released.

Damages to the helicopter are still being assessed, the state patrol says.


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