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Helicopter crashes in Pahrump lake

Updated October 16, 2020 - 2:17 pm

A helicopter landed in a lake in Pahrump and sank to the bottom Friday morning, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called about 10:10 a.m. after a report of the crash at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, 5767 state Route 160, which is about 60 miles west of Las Vegas, Capt. David Boruchowitz said.

“It was more of an accidental unplanned landing,” he said, adding that the pilot was not harmed.

The Federal Aviation Administration has since taken over the investigation, Boruchowitz said.

It was not clear what caused the crash. Further information was not immediately available.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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