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Helicopter Pilot Killed In Crash

Last updated on Monday, August 20, 2007

(WINAMAC) - The pilot of a helicopter died Saturday in Pulaski County. The crash happened two miles northeast of Winamac.

The pilot is identified as 55 year-old James Turpstra of Demotte. Witnesses say the helicopter went down shortly after it starting making a lot of noise.

The aircraft was found crashed in an area of dense foliage, partially submerged in mud.

Turpstra was pronounced dead at the scene.

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