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Helicopter crash reported near Jeff City airport

October 27, 2013

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One man suffered minor injuries on Saturday. Oct. 26 when the helicopter he was flying in made an emergency landing one mile south of the Jefferson City airport, causing extensive damage to the 1969 OH-58 helicopter.

Jeff Noack, no age given, Jefferson City, was one of two pilots on a Missouri State Highway Patrol training flight when the aircraft experienced engine failure and landed in an open field. The other man, Michael Hargus, no age given, Jeff City, was piloting the helicopter at the time of the accident, which occurred at 1 p.m. in Callaway County.

Hargus reported no injuries, while Noack suffered minor injuries, but no medical treatment was necessary, the patrol report said.

The aircraft was removed from the scene and transported to a Patrol hangar. The FFA and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the incident.

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