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Officials identify pilot killed in fiery helicopter crash

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CEDAR COUNTY (KWWL) -

Authorities in Cedar County have identified the pilot of a helicopter that crashed north of Wilton Monday morning.

54-year-old Hubert Harris Jr., of Little Rock, Ark. died after his aircraft went down in a corn field. Officials say Harris' Mid 1960's Vintage UH 34 Sikorsky helicopter came through a group of trees and over the top of a barn before crashing at the edge of the field on Highway 38.

The helicopter then burst into flames around 11:35 a.m.  The intense fire made rescue attempts impossible, officials say.

 

 

 

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