Pilot survives helicopter crash in Brantford apparently hitting a power line

BRANTFORD, Ont. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says a helicopter pilot has survived a crash in southwestern Ontario after she appears to have clipped some power lines.

A spokesman for the TSB says a Robinson R44 helicopter was conducting an aerial spray operation north of the airport in Brantford, Ont., at about 7 a.m., when it crashed.

Chris Krepski says preliminary information is that the helicopter collided with a power line.

He says the helicopter was substantially damaged.

Despite that, the Brantford paramedic service chief says the approximately 35-year-old pilot was conscious and appeared to only have fractures and minor injuries.

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Russell King says his crews on scene said it was her day to buy a lottery ticket.

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