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Pilot uninjured after helicopter down near Vinton

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Emergency crews were called to a cornfield on the western edge of Vinton after a cropdusting helicopter went down Tuesday morning.

The helicopter went down in a field just south of 13th Street.

Several witnesses report seeing the pilot fuel up nearby, lift off, then land quickly.

After checking outside the helicopter, the pilot got back in and took off. Witnesses say he appeared to lose power and crashed.

The witnesses say they talked to the pilot, who appears to be uninjured. The pilot was out of the helicopter and walking around after the crash landing.

The helicopter was damaged in the crash. 

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