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Texas Crop Duster Pilot Killed In Helicopter Crash Northeast Of Rochester

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a deadly helicopter crash northeast of Rochester Monday.

Elgin Helicopter Crash
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A Robinson R-44 crashed in the town of Elgin at about 3 p.m., according to the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office. The helicopter knocked down some live power lines in the process before erupting into flames. Two eye witnesses say the pilot had a major malfunction before the crash.

Elgin Helicopter Crash
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The sole victim in the crash was identified late Monday night as 40-year-old Corey James Adcock, from Texas.

The Federal Aviation Agency is assisting the sheriff's office and NTSB officials with the investigation.

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