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Pilot escapes injury after helicopter crash in Corcoran

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

(Corcoran, MN) -- A pilot escaped serious injury after his helicopter caught fire after landing at a private home in Corcoran Sunday morning.

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According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, the pilot landed the helicopter on a backyard helipad when it started to spin and hit a nearby enclosed trailer.

The collision caused the helicopter to catch fire. Officials say the pilot was treated at the scene for minor injuries. No one else was on board.

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