Helicopter crash in Red Bud Ill. kills pilot

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RED BUD, Ill. – A helicopter crash in Red Bud, Illinois has killed a pilot. The Illinois State Police say they received a call around 2:20 p.m. Saturday, September 19th for a helicopter crash near West Market and Violet Drive in Red Bud, Illinois in Randolph County.

Officers arriving on the scene found the lone occupant, a male deceased.

According to witnesses at the scene, the helicopter crashed into the side of a storage unit at the EZ Storage. Witnesses also said the pilot killed was the owner of the storage company.

The scene was secured and the Ilinois State Police, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be conducting an investigation into the fatal crash.

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