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Utah man dies in Texas helicopter crash

Posted at 8:44 AM, Oct 07, 2013

COTTLE COUNTY, Texas — A Utah man died Sunday after a helicopter crash Texas.

Texas Highway Patrol officers said Joshua Fitts, 34, from Hurricane was killed after the helicopter he was flying crashed in Cottle County.

According to a press release, Fitts was hovering the helicopter next to a power line stem in an effort to connect to the power line. The helicopter’s tail rotor clipped a sheave causing the helicopter to crash.

Fitts was pronounced dead at the scene.