Crash of tree-trimming helicopter reported in Ohio

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter crash has been reported in Logan County in western Ohio.

The crash involving a tree-trimming helicopter was reported late Tuesday afternoon near Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN'-tihn), about 45 miles northwest of Columbus. It wasn't clear whether there were any injuries. No further details were immediately available about the circumstances of the reported crash.

A State Highway Patrol dispatcher said the troopers in the area were at the scene and unavailable to comment.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the same helicopter on Monday had cleared trees for a bike path as a crowd of spectators watched. The helicopter does trimming work using several spinning blades that hang down from the aircraft.

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