Sheriff: Pilot able to walk away from helicopter crash in Carroll County, IA

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A northwest Iowa sheriff’s office says a pilot was able to walk away from a helicopter crash Monday morning.

According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were sent to a helicopter crash south of Arcadia at about 9:30 a.m. The pilot told authorities he was spraying a corn field in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter when the engine suddenly quit. The helicopter ended up crashing near the intersection of 210th Street Avenue and Delta Avenue.





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The sheriff’s office says the pilot, 78-year-old Michael Milliron, was able to get himself out of the helicopter and walk to the highway. He was checked out by Carroll Rescue and transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo of a crashed helicopter that went down in Carroll County, Iowa Monday morning.
© Provided by Omaha WOWTPhoto of a crashed helicopter that went down in Carroll County, Iowa Monday morning.
The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash to determine the cause.

The helicopter was totaled in the crash.