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Helicopter Crashes in Grant County Orchard

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GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A pilot from Tumwater survived a helicopter crash in an orchard between Royal City and George Monday morning.

  The Grant County Sheriff's Office says 31 year old Christopher Iezzoni was flying over a cherry orchard near County Roads 9 and M-Southwest when his helicopter got tangled in bird control netting and went down.

  Iezzoni had back injuries and trouble breathing, so an ambulance crew took him to a hospital in Quincy.  The helicopter had extensive damage.

  The Grant County Sheriff says the pilot's injuries are not serious.

  The FAA is investigating the crash.

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