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Helicopter accident kills man on ground

December 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A wind gust tipped over a helicopter on Wednesday morning, killing a mechanic on the ground in Santa Clarita.Officials said a private chopper was on the ground in the Bouquet Canyon area when a strong gust knocked it over at about 9:40 a.m.

The pilot of the helicopter was not injured.

Officials have not determined the force of the gust, but the helicopter was nearly split in two.

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