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State Police are investigating a helicopter crash in Pylesville

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 18:58:50-04

HARFORD COUNTY — Maryland State Police are investigating a helicopter crash in Pylesville.

The pilot is identified as Andrew Rannigan, 34, of Chesapeake, VA. He did not require medical treatment for a minor injury he sustained.

At about 1 p.m. today, police were called to the 4400 block of Graceton Road, Pylesville.

A Hughes 369D helicopter that crashed in a field was found.

It went down while the pilot, who was the only occupant, was inspecting power lines.

Officials say the helicopter was from Haverfield Aviation and had been contracted for power line work by a utility company.

There is no word on the cause of the crash. The helicopter did not strike any structures or vehicles on the ground. No one on the ground was injured.

The FAA is investigating.