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Helicopter carrying heavy load seen above Black Hawk County

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL) -

A helicopter carrying a heavy load got some second looks in Black Hawk County Wednesday.

The Iowa National Guard says a unit was training with a Black Hawk helicopter and a helicopter bucket in an exercise preparing soldiers for delivering supplies.

Officials say these skills would likely be used when nature strikes.

"If we are called upon to do it -- and we never know when a natural disaster is gonna strike, so we try and maintain proficiency with everybody on a continual basis," Facility Commander LTC Tim Eich said.

Waterloo's national guard base has six helicopters, four of which are the Black Hawk helicopters used in these type of training and rescue missions.

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