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Helicopter crashes near Delavan – click here for details

By Staff | May 26, 2012

A 64-year-old St. Peter man was injured when his helicopter crashed near Delavan on Friday evening.

John Holmberg was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries he received when his helicopter crashed on the west edge of Delavan at about 5:35 p.m. according the Faribault County Sheriff’s office.

Holmberg had been spraying county drainage ditches at the time and apparantly struck power lines.

Assisting at the scene were local emergency personnel including the Winnebago Ambulance, as well as the Minnesota Highway Patrol. Officials from the Federal Aviation Authority were also at the scene.

More details will be in the next Faribault County Register.