Posted By: Warren Abrahamson

FESSENDEN, N.D. ( – A man received minor injuries after his helicopter went down south of Fessenden Wednesday morning.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Wells County Sheriff’s Office responded to a helicopter crash about 4.5 miles south of Fessenden along Highway 52.

“The 2007 Robinson R44 helicopter was spraying waterways by Highway 52 and attempted to go under the powerlines on the east side of the roadway,” the patrol states. “The blades caught the bottom power line causing the helicopter to crash in a field about 200 yards from the roadway.”

The pilot, 49 year old Michael Hamouz of Willowbrook, IL, suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance as a precaution.

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