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One killed in Childress helicopter accident

Childress, Texas - One man is dead following a helicopter crash near Childress Tuesday.
The Childress County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 4:00 when a Hughes 500 model helicopter lost power and crashed.  The helicopter was placing lines on top of a transmission line when it happened.
23 year old Jonathan Shur of Hayden, Idaho was pronounced dead at a Childress hospital a short time later.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be in Childress Wednesday investigating the accident.


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