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Sheriff: Chopper Crashes In Dakota County, No Injuries

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A pilot managed to walk away without injury after a helicopter crashed in Dakota County early Wednesday afternoon, according to the county's sheriff office.

Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie says deputies were dispatched at around noon to a soybean field, located southeast of the intersection of 205th Street East and Kirby Avenue South, on the report of a helicopter crash.

According to Leslie, the agricultural spray helicopter crashed in the field after flying 100 yards from the refill platform where it took on a load of pesticide.

No pesticide was spilled and the pilot, who was the only occupant, was unharmed.

As of 2:08 p.m., FAA investigators were on their way to the scene.

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