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Summary

The pilot was conducting aerial inspections of local roads affected by recent flooding. On board with the pilot were two council inspectors. The pilot reported that the helicopter struck a powerline as he was positioning for a closer look at a damaged section of roadway. The helicopter then impacted the ground coming to rest on the side of the road. One passenger received minor injuries, the pilot and second passenger exited the helicopter without injury. The helicopter was fitted with a Pointer 3000 Emergency Locator Transmitter which activated automatically.
 
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