Copter pilot OK after crash near Shady Cove

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

SHADY COVE, Ore. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter pilot is OK after crashing in rugged terrain near Shady Cove.

Authorities say the helicopter had dropped water on a grass-clipping fire at Joseph Stewart State Park on Sunday afternoon and was headed back to Grants Pass when it suddenly lost power and went down on a forested hillside.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/e1Bb1q ) the pilot, 30-year-old Cody Seeger, was airlifted from the site by Brim Aviation and declined treatment.

The crashed helicopter belongs to Columbia Basin Helicopters in Baker City.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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