Pilot Unharmed In Helicopter Crash At Mine

A pilot escaped injury after his helicopter crashed at a mine near Delta Junction.

The crash happened Monday evening at the Pogo Mine.

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National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says the Hughes 500D was carrying a sling load when it went down just after 6 p.m. Monday.

The aircraft is operated by Wasilla-based Soloy Helicopters.

Johnson says the helicopter had an engine failure, landed in trees and rolled over.

The wreckage is being taken to Anchorage, where NTSB investigators can get a closer look.