Chelan County sheriff's office reports 1 man dead in helicopter crash in Wenatchee


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WENATCHEE, Washington — One man is dead following the crash of a helicopter that was involved in agricultural work in Wenatchee.

Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton says the crash occurred on Wednesday for unknown reasons. He says the helicopter was a Bell 206A Jet Ranger.

Chelan County Undersheriff John Wisemore says the lone occupant of the helicopter was a male pilot who died. His name was not immediately released.

Wisemore says the helicopter was involved in agricultural work when it crashed.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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